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ben
12-21-2007, 02:32 PM
I figured since i am working on mounting my 595 and SSR's I'll make a How to on it.

I am using a 12" x 24" piece of 3/8" thick Baltic Birch to mount these. I drilled 1/4" holes 1/2" in on each corner. I put 4 - 1/4" x 3" bolts bolts and mounted 2 12" x 2 - 3/4" panels that hold 4 SSR's side by side. I will wire all this up later

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa256/highpowerrocketry/IMG_6170.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa256/highpowerrocketry/IMG_6171.jpg

Ben

GRIMMII
01-04-2008, 05:51 AM
Do you have any more pics of this? Thanks! :-D

P. Short
01-04-2008, 02:16 PM
I think that there is increased fire risk with that way of doing things. You should add shielding to protect the wood in case one of the triacs lets out its magic smoke.

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Phil

wjohn
01-04-2008, 06:46 PM
how about mounting the SSRs on Lexan or plexiglass?

that will be easy to work with, and cheap. (and safe).

blurp
01-04-2008, 07:31 PM
I wouldn't worry about the wood. A component would have to get VERY HOT and STAY very hot for a while to ignite the wood. Wood is a terrible conductor of heat, and has a flash point of nearly 600 degrees F.

ben
01-04-2008, 07:36 PM
I wouldn't worry about the wood. A component would have to get VERY HOT and STAY very hot for a while to ignite the wood. Wood is a terrible conductor of heat, and has a flash point of nearly 600 degrees F.

I was kinda of thinknig of this. I was thinking about painting it with some high heat or coating it with fiberglassing epoxy. Also, I am going to mount a Grinch on there instead and 8 SSR's on the top. The bottom will have a RenC and Ren-T.

Ben

Dan Ross
01-04-2008, 08:03 PM
Home depot sell a fire retardant paint rated for 1 - 2 hours.