M7891-DC 2a fuse on +12? fixed!

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: Thu Feb 5 11:21:15 2004

>>>>> "Brad" == Brad Parker <brad_at_heeltoe.com> writes:

 Brad> Do old electrolytic's short out? The MS11 parts list just say
 Brad> "AL EL" which I assume is aluminum electrolytic. For some
 Brad> reason I was thinking it would be a tantalum (based on it's
 Brad> silvery look) but now I'm thinking not. I think I'll replace
 Brad> it with a nice axial lead tantalum.

Should be ok. Tantalum was uncommon back in the 1970s, except for
miniature capacitors.

And yes, electrolytics fail with age. It's common for old power
supplies to require replacement of all their electrolytics. (By "old"
I mean 1950s or so -- but 30 years is enough that it isn't a surprise
here either.)

Received on Thu Feb 05 2004 - 11:21:15 GMT

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