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[AMPS] electrolytic caps

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Subject: [AMPS] electrolytic caps
From: (Rich Measures)
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 98 10:03:20 -0800
>Also check the temperature rating for the caps.  The temp
>rating can give you some insight into their reliability.  I'd
>never drop back to a lower temp rating for an electrolytic
>in a power amp. ............

Amen, John.  105 deg. C electrolytic caps are the ones that last.  
However, it usually takes more of them since they typically have a 400v 
max. rating vs. 450v. .  .   It is my opinion that the least stressful 
way to mount electrolytics is with silicone rubber adhesive/sealant.  
It's best to leave an air gap between adjacent units. If a capacitor ever 
needs to be replaced, it can be removed with a fish fillet knife.   


R. L. Measures, 805-386-3734, AG6K   

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