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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    I have no idea. I, too, was surprised at how hard it was to find locally, though I don't live in a very large city at all.

    However, Fifer carries it, and you can order it from TCS, and you can also get massive rolls of it from the various online electronics suppliers (DigiKey, Mouser, Jameco, All Electronics, etc...)
    All Electronics is located near here. They don't stock Kapton...

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    Some may not know it by "Kapton tape".... it's also know as "polyimide tape".
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    How do you pronounce "Kapton," anyway? Is it pronounced like "captain" or like "capped-on"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    How do you pronounce "Kapton," anyway? Is it pronounced like "captain" or like "capped-on"?
    I believe it's like "capped-on", except instead of the "d" it's a hard "t" of course.

    I'm surprised All Electronics doesn't carry it.
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    We pronounce it like Cap Tawn where Tawn rhymes with Dawn. Of course everyone has a different pronunciation. I have a co-worker that pronounces Torx as Tor eX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stogie View Post
    We pronounce it like Cap Tawn where Tawn rhymes with Dawn. Of course everyone has a different pronunciation. I have a co-worker that pronounces Torx as Tor eX.
    That would be exactly the same as my Californian accent saying "Capped-On" then
    Pronunciation is always funny when we encounter a word we mostly read but rarely hear.

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    The last Digitrax decoders I got came with pre-installed white plastic insulators that covered the entire bottom of the board. It was a precisely cut part that Digitrax put on. Anyone else seen these yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stogie View Post
    We pronounce it like Cap Tawn where Tawn rhymes with Dawn. Of course everyone has a different pronunciation. I have a co-worker that pronounces Torx as Tor eX.
    Yeah, that'll work for how I pronounce it, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nskale View Post
    The last Digitrax decoders I got came with pre-installed white plastic insulators that covered the entire bottom of the board. It was a precisely cut part that Digitrax put on. Anyone else seen these yet?
    Yes, my latest Digitrax decoders had the same. Still need to isolate the frame below the motor tabs, though, at least on the Kato SD40-2 type of engines. Plus if you want to add a capacitor somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nskale View Post
    The last Digitrax decoders I got came with pre-installed white plastic insulators that covered the entire bottom of the board. It was a precisely cut part that Digitrax put on. Anyone else seen these yet?
    Yes, my last two decoders had this tape, the reason was because the Kato frame has some real sharp flash and it was going threw the Kapton tape and shorting out the decoder. I now file all my Kato frames before installing a decoder. A lot of people blamed the decoder but in fact it was there install that caused the problem!

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    I GOT MY KAPTON!

    Ordered this from eBay: OU:US:3160" target="_blank">http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gold-Kapton-...E:l:OU:US:3160
    $5 for a roll of 0.40" wide polyimide tape, $5, ships FREE from the USA (Massachusetts) not overseas, ordered it Tuesday night, arrived today. And I live in California.

    Now to install some decoders! Woo-hoo!

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