Electrolytic cap "protection"

From: James Rice <jrice54_at_charter.net>
Date: Mon Feb 10 14:25:01 2003

Actually the recent caps that have been failing have both leaked from
the botton seal and have had pressure build up to the point of splitting
the upper case top along the little cross hair crimp. So electrolyte has
been leaking from the top and bottom of each cap.


J.C.Wren wrote:
> Because the caps blow out the bottom. Most caps have a rubber seal at the
> bottom, and the aluminum can is crimped around it. The caps (in my
> experience) rarely split from this problem. Instead, they swell until they
> force electrolyte out from the crimp area. I'm not convinced that anything
> you can do will prevent damage. Better just to replace suspect caps.
> --John
Received on Mon Feb 10 2003 - 14:25:01 GMT

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