Prophylactic replacement of electrolytic capacitors?

From: John Allain <>
Date: Mon Jan 14 18:47:27 2002

> The quick and dirty test is to use an *analogue* meter (what
> Americans used to call a VOM, not a VTVM) on the ohms
> range across the capacitor. The needle should flick violently
> across (indicating zero or low resistance) and then fall quickly
> (at first)

So, the solution is to VOMit! (sorry)
So, how does one quantify this? What does failure mode
look like. I have some panel meters that I could calibrate...
Or... What's wrong with just measuring Voltage vs time for
a regulated current supply?

John A.
Received on Mon Jan 14 2002 - 18:47:27 GMT

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