Electrolytic cap "protection"

From: Bryan Pope <bpope_at_wordstock.com>
Date: Mon Feb 10 10:04:00 2003

Hey all,

        Awhile ago there was a thread about electrolytic capacitors popping and
then destroying the motherboard they are on. One of the ideas was to
replace them before they go.

        Now I was wondering about another idea... Would it be okay to encase
the capacitor in silicone gel? Then when the capacitor pops, it wouldn't
spread its electrolyte all over the motherboard.

        But would this cause other problems with heat or something? Would it
further shorten the life of the capacitor?


Received on Mon Feb 10 2003 - 10:04:00 GMT

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