Cap reformation question

Dwight Elvey dwight.elvey at
Wed Dec 28 20:00:22 CST 2005

>From: "Dave Dunfield" <dave04a at>
>You should perform the procedure with the power-supply under no load.
>(ie: remove all the cards). If it is truly under no load, then you won't need
>to move "up" in lamp sizes, because as the caps charge, the current drawn
>by the supply will fall off toward zero, and the voltage dropped across the
>lamp will drop toward zero. As the current drops, the lamp filiment will cool
>causing it's resistance to drop as well. If there is no load at all, then the 
>voltage to the system would reach "normal" even with a low wattage lamp in

 The lamp may still glow noticable because of the inductive
current of the transformer.
 It is better to look at the voltage on the capacitor as
an indicator. It is still better to disconnect the larger
caps and reform from a DC supply and resistor.

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