Author Topic: 1590A anxiety  (Read 2047 times)

taeagan

  • Transistor Tickler
  • **
  • Posts: 70
    • View Profile
1590A anxiety
« on: December 26, 2019, 06:38:17 PM »
So I tried a few 1590A builds a while back and they didn't go so well. I had to do all kinds of baloney to get everything to fit and they still give me trouble. Eventually I'll need to make new enclosures.  Anywho...

I'm going to give it another shot with some 1590A builds and I'm looking over the build guide. I'm unclear about a couple of things... 

1) the boards are not actually mounted, correct? They're just sandwiched between the jacks and the bottom/lid of the enclosure?

2) is the goal to get the jacks as close to the top/face of the enclosure as possible to allow maximum room for the board (again, between the jacks and the lid)?

pickdropper

  • Electron Doctor
  • *****
  • Posts: 6385
  • Function f(x)
    • View Profile
Re: 1590A anxiety
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 07:41:14 PM »
I can't answer for everybody, but for me:

1.) I use full size enclosed jacks and mount the PCB to the jacks. 

2.) Yes, mount the jacks as close to the face of the enclosure as possible.
Function f(x)
Follow me on Instagram as pickdropper

taeagan

  • Transistor Tickler
  • **
  • Posts: 70
    • View Profile
Re: 1590A anxiety
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 09:28:32 PM »
Thanks for the reply. How do you mount the board to the jacks?

pickdropper

  • Electron Doctor
  • *****
  • Posts: 6385
  • Function f(x)
    • View Profile
Re: 1590A anxiety
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2019, 07:46:44 AM »
Thanks for the reply. How do you mount the board to the jacks?

I use industrial grade 3M VHB double-sided tape.  It's expensive, but it's the best I've found.
Function f(x)
Follow me on Instagram as pickdropper