|Re: Hey Luiz ... electrolytic spice caps|
Message #2 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 19 June 2003, 1:54 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Norm
thank you for your question... Hey, you're the "analog guy"... I'd probably ask you about electrolytic caps 8^).
I'd replace them, you bet. Did you read Ellis' post about electrolytic aluminun/tantalum capacitors? It's a "must read", believe me, I recomend. If I am not wrong, Ellis once mentioned that he worked with components technology, as his posts are full of technological information. The way you, Norm, most like to read and post, as well.
There is one thing that scares me about electrolytic tantalum capacitors: if they are overloaded (excessive voltage), their BANG! is too noisy... One other thing: at least where I live, a small 150,000 inhabitants citty where RPN and HP are fairly "unknown", tantalum capacitors are rare. Only a few dealers "have heard about them". I must search in some electronic junk I have at home to find replacements. Oh, yes, in time: I'm lucky having a capacitance metter and sometimes some "capacitor codes" are way beyond my understanding. Any clues?
Best regards, Norm.
Luiz C, Vieira - Brazil
Edited: 19 June 2003, 1:56 p.m.