Ever since I used this DIY Plastic Hexagon tweeter I have no short-circuit problem. Surprising this DIY Plastic Hexagon tweeter last many years. Now all my Swiftlet farms are using them. I don't have any tweeter damage problem because the tweeters are hidden under, protected and covered by the plastic top. Because of this it has a longer life span. They are not exposed to Sun and Rain. I often hear people complaining about tweeters of normal Hex," they easily spoilt and damaged and have to be replaced every few months". I had faced the same problem but now no more. The main issue is water and heat. Inside a tweeter there are two components, paper and copper plated plate which are very sensitive to water and heat. The paper cone once soaked with water will damage. Most if not all Hexagon tweeters are exposed to rain and sun directly because they don't have the top cover to protect them.. Some had even tried to use silicone glue, shrink wrappers, etc to protect it: By doing so it may prevent water from going into the paper cone but can't prevent the sun especially the powerful UV ray from penetrating into the tweeters and destroy the paper cone. Once the paper cone are damaged the tweeters are unable to produce sound.
After experiencing with so many Hexagon Tweeters from the market I find this DIY Plastic Hexagon tweeter the best. Cheap, easy to make, durable and made of plastic material that doesn't conduct electric current.
I am going to share with you how I DIY this Plastic Hexagon tweeter. It only takes 2 hours to make. I am going to show you step by step from material sourcing to completion of the whole DIY Plastic Hexagon tweeter. I guess this is the most comprehensive guide to DIY Hexagonal Tweeter had ever published. From here not only you could save lots of money but this DIY Plastic Hexagon tweeter is going to last you at least 2 years or more.
This tray is available in most Supermarket or kitchenware shops. The picture is a 14" tray. It is just nice for five 2x6" tweeters. If you want to have 6 or 8 tweeters you need a bigger tray. I prefer this 14" tray. There are many types of tray in the market, get those that are soft and flexible ( not too soft). It will make working easier. Higher quality ones are better, I prefer those "Made in Malaysia". ( Only cost Rm7.50).