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T8 Fluorescent Tube Holder

by Tim_C, published

T8 Fluorescent Tube Holder by Tim_C Aug 12, 2012

Description

Fluorescent Tube Holder - Designed to hold the UV tubes in my PCB exposure box. The ABS has enough spring in it to clip onto the tube. A bit scary at first but it works well. Printed on an UP! Plus using 0.25mm layer thickness and loose fill.

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These tubes don't get overly hot being only 15W so its not too bad, but yes it could be a concern. The way I have designed the box didn't allow for the traditional tube holders. I am using screw terminal type connectors on the ends.

I'm curious why you don't just hold it with the tube sockets? While this might be OK for an exposure box, tubes can get pretty warm if they're ON for awhile. Just something to be aware of.

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Instructions

1. Print flat side down.
2. Insert M4 nut into holes.
3. Mount to surface using M4x12mm Machine Screws

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PropellerScience on Aug 14, 2012 said:

I'm curious why you don't just hold it with the tube sockets? While this might be OK for an exposure box, tubes can get pretty warm if they're ON for awhile. Just something to be aware of.

Tim_C on Aug 14, 2012 said:

These tubes don't get overly hot being only 15W so its not too bad, but yes it could be a concern. The way I have designed the box didn't allow for the traditional tube holders. I am using screw terminal type connectors on the ends.

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