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[Amps] Plate blocking cap

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Subject: [Amps] Plate blocking cap
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Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 19:09:43 -0700
Only when the silver solder melts [430ºF], runs out and the threaded 
header falls off.  Doorknob caps typically fail from a short through the 
barium titanate dielectric. 

>Is it possible for a plate blocking capacitor to open? It's a door knob type 
>100 pf at 5kv in a vhf amplifier, centralab type.

-  R. L. Measures, a.k.a. Rich..., 805.386.3734,AG6K,  

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