[time-nuts] PRS10 C900 replacement
kb8tq at n1k.org
Wed Jan 20 07:43:01 EST 2016
The only thing I would add to that is:
Get it from Mouser or Digi-Key. That way you have a pretty good chance of it being one
that really came from the manufacturer you think it’s coming from. You also are a lot
less likely to get one that has been on the shelf forever and ever.
One really strange thing about Tantalum’s: They *like* bias and temperature. The
time you are most likely to see high leakage is when they have been power off for
a long time. That’s another reason to want a new one …
> On Jan 20, 2016, at 1:59 AM, Charles Steinmetz <csteinmetz at yandex.com> wrote:
> david wrote:
>> It's a 2.2uF cap, with a 0.125" lead spacing, and I'm looking for 125dC temp rating. I wondered if there were other characteristics such as ESR/ESL I need to keep in mind.
> You're on the right track. Get the highest temperature rating available (which is probably 125C), buy only caps manufactured by one of the known-good manufacturers, and select from a parts series the manufacturer designates as "high reliability" (or equivalent).
> If it is a solid tantalum, I like the Vishay 199D Series. The AVX TAP Series and the Kemet "T" Series ("UltraDip II") are also high quality. (This list isn't exhaustive -- these are just the ones I've had occasion to qualify.)
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