capacitor aging claim
Peter C. Wallace
pcw at mesanet.com
Sat Oct 9 16:30:00 CDT 2010
On Sat, 9 Oct 2010, William Donzelli wrote:
> Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010 16:59:51 -0400
> From: William Donzelli <wdonzelli at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: capacitor aging claim
>> Maybe its a vintage thing. I had some WW2 vintage 10 UF @ 600V VitaminQ
>> capacitors that definately contained PCBs
> What evidence do you have? It is a very common belief - even the
> hazmat guys assume so (and every time they have to be shown that they
> are wrong).
> Also, I do not think there were Vitamin Qs during World War 2.
I remember draining bad capacitors when I was quite young (I abused the 600V
capacitors by using them for strobe lights charged to 2 KV) And am pretty sure
that the Vitamin Q ones were PCB (light green slightly sweet spelling fluid)
But is has been many years so I could be wrong.
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