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Urgent Advice Needed - Repotting Pickups Question!


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Hi there,

some of you may remember my LED guitar mod: Here

Well you will notice that I have LEDs attached to the side of my pickup...

I am going to be repotting my pickups this weekend and I need to know if the LEDs will be safe in the hot wax?? (around 150' F if i'm correct)...

If not I'll need to take them off first which will be a massive pain as they are glued on lol...

They are actually glued to the fabric bit wrapped around the pickup... could I take this off and still repot them and be able to put it back on ok?

Thanks for reading!

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You mean like a chrome/nickel cover? (I didn't see the covers in the photo)

Yes, you can and SHOULD pot your pickups with their covers on. That's assuming they're the kind of covers I'm thinking of.

Greg

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You mean like a chrome/nickel cover? (I didn't see the covers in the photo)

Yes, you can and SHOULD pot your pickups with their covers on. That's assuming they're the kind of covers I'm thinking of.

Greg

crap my bad - I'm using cover in the wrong way... it doesn't have a "plasic cover..." disregard that part lol!!!

anyway back to the question about the LEDs... the wax will be at around 70-80'C will the LED survive or die?

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anyway back to the question about the LEDs... the wax will be at around 70-80'C will the LED survive or die?

Well, I just went to Mouser.com, found a typical-looking LED, and looked up the operating temperature in the manufacturer's datasheet: -55C to +100C. Based on that, I think you'll be ok.

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anyway back to the question about the LEDs... the wax will be at around 70-80'C will the LED survive or die?

Well, I just went to Mouser.com, found a typical-looking LED, and looked up the operating temperature in the manufacturer's datasheet: -55C to +100C. Based on that, I think you'll be ok.

crap why didn't I think of doing that lol!!

cheers man very much appreciated! will be potting as soon as my beeswax arrives :D

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