Reforming capacitors (technical description, not politics)

Eric Smith spacewar at
Wed Jul 29 15:08:11 CDT 2015

On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 11:27 AM, drlegendre . <drlegendre at> wrote:
> And therein lies the rub. It seems that so many of the 'legacy' caps we
> come across already have some degree of irreversible damage, that the idea
> of reforming them appears to be some type of dark art.

As someone else pointed out earlier in this thread, there may be a lot
of difference between "computer grade" electrolytic capacitors, and
normal ones.  It's also possible that capacitors made in the 1960s and
1970s may have been better designed and manufactured than earlier

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