- DO NOT use shreaded paper or busted up chunks styrofoam - makes a huge mess and gets all over the place.
- Take it easy on the tape - if the board wrapped up fits snugly in the box, you need very little tape. It is
very hard for me to unpack something that is wrapped up in tons of packing tape. I like to use that blue painter's tape because it comes off easily.
- If you're sending a Bally AS-2518-18 or AS-2518-49 rectifier board and transformer, please send them mounted on their metal mounting plate. That makes it easy to pack for both you and me. Stern did not use a mounting plate so you'll have to pack the transformer and board as separate pieces.
- Heavy things like rectifier boards/transformers MUST be backed securely so they can not shift around in the
box. Stuff newspaper or kraft paper all around it so it's tightly packed. There's USPS Medium Priority Flat Rate
box that holds an AS-2518-18 rectifier assembly perfectly. It'll hold the AS-2518-49 too, but you have to remove
the board from the mounting posts.
- Again, for rectifier boards w/ transformers - only the stiff bubble wrap or kraft-style packing paper will do. Regular bubble wrap, unless wrapped up in at least 3 layers, or packing peanuts will NOT properly protect these heavy things! Often I get Bally assemblies where the mounting plate has poked through the corner of the box, and/or the plate has bent-up corners. These things MUST be well packed if they are to survive the trip.