The SRSG on its new base.
The Tufnol base of the SRSG sits on a rubber mat which in turn sits on a sheet of 3mm black Acrylic.
The MMC Trays
The four blue MMC trays will each have just two short leads connecting to the two vertical rectangular copper busbars.
These can just be seen at the tray's rear (middle area of the lower shelf). This arrangement should make removing a tray for maintenance a fairly straight forward affair.
The whole affair is quite compact, but will dismantle quite easily when needed.
One of the four trays from the MMC with the wiring now in place.
Each tray of caps just slides into place and the two connections (circled yellow) then connect to their respective copper busbar by bolts. The heavy wiring is in excess of what is needed in places, but much like my use of over-size copper bars in the SRSG below, it will serve no harm.
Update: 25th April 2011
Additional strips (arrowed in red) were later inserted to stop flash-overs that might occur between adjacent strings. This of course makes capacitor removal even more difficult than it was previously! But if proper allowance had been made at the outset, then this method should be very robust against flash-overs.
The soldered and twisted tails of each capacitor (arrowed in yellow) have had a dab of hot glue applied and then a short piece of plastic tube slid on to insulate the ends.
Finished SRSG - Two Steps Forward, One Step BackI was never happy with the new electrode's mounting arrangement, as it was possible for the two terminal posts to twist on their mounting (a single bolt from underneath screws up into their base) allowing the stationary and rotary electrodes to crash together. (The original arrangement is shown Here)