[OT] Dodgy electrolytic in 3COM hub

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Tue Mar 16 10:59:41 2004

On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 07:07:30AM -0800, Gene Buckle wrote:
> The cap failure is due to a formulation error. The formua was stolen
> from a competeing cap mfr, and they got it just a little bit wrong. There
> was a big write up about this when it was first discovered.

Right... it did get quite a bit of press when the news broke. As I understand
it, the part of the formula they got wrong is an outgassing inhibitor.


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