reforming capacitor tutorial/walkthrough
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Mon Oct 8 12:50:20 CDT 2007
On 8 Oct 2007 at 17:11, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> I've had a beercan-sized cap (a proper UK 500ml beercan, not yer fiddly little
> USian 300ml ones) in a radio transmitter dating from the 1960s blow in
> spectacular fashion. To be fair, I suspect that a failing rectifier had
> already administered the death blow to it.
The most dangerous, in my experience, are the old steel-jacketed,
epoxy-sealed Sprague "Vitamin Q" caps (not large electrolytics)
sometimes found in miltary equipment. I've got a mark in my ceiling
where that steel jacket embedded itself when the cap blew.
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