[time-nuts] Capacitor failures

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Fri Oct 22 06:59:59 EDT 2010


Hi

If the pass element in the regulator has the emitter towards the load you probably are fine fiddling with the cap. If the collector is towards the load - check it with a scope.

Bob


On Oct 22, 2010, at 5:31 AM, Hal Murray wrote:

> 
>> However I plan on replacing all the axial types in all of my HP equipment,
>> except for the tantalums, with new 105C, low ripple, high reliability types.
> 
> How does today's "low ripple" compare with back when the gear was designed?
> 
> Some regulators oscillate without enough ESR in the big filter caps.  I 
> wonder if that might turn into a problem with old gear.
> 
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