PDP 11 gear finally moved

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Jul 23 00:26:26 CDT 2015

On 07/22/2015 10:09 PM, Tothwolf wrote:

> One example I can give are some Pentium P55C architecture (Socket 7)
> systems which I've been running with minimal downtime for ~15 years. The
> original power supplies with their original (and relatively low quality)
> capacitors lasted about 15 to 17 years (I think the manufacture date
> code stamped on the oldest one was 1998) before the systems began to
> develop stability issues, requiring me to rebuild the power supplies
> with new capacitors. I fully expect that the replacements would last
> even longer than 20 years, however I rather doubt I'll be running those
> computers by then.

Does anyone have much experience with the so-called "solid electrolyte" 
electrolytics?  Fvor replacing vintage caps, they're probably not a 
viable choice as they're mostly SMT, but just wondering...


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