Re: Slightly OT: How can I dissolve Potting Compound?


If the heat gun can melt epoxy resins, it may be hot enough to melt other
plastics - like the insulation on wires (unless it's Teflon or silicone -
which it may be in an HV supply).
There are quite a few spectral lamp power supplies on eBay (some show up
under "arc lamp power supply", but most I would call questionable. One
shown operating with a lamp is the most expensive. Likely not worth taking
a chance on the others but you could take a look.

Steve H.

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 10:08 PM EJP <> wrote:

On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 01:24 PM, Vince Vielhaber wrote:

A heat gun is often the method for removing the potting, but care must
be taken since some of the potting compounds get very toxic with heat.
It is also extremely smelly. Work outdoors or with fume exraction, or at
least seriously good ventilation.


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