Thats because they are running close to max ratings. Replacing them with 75K
will cut down on the heat and give adequate equalizing. The bleed down will
take a bit longer. Heat kills electrolytics.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Osborne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2007 9:51 PM
Subject: [Amps] SB-200 circuit breaker
> Hi Carl
> I did that and the caps are barely warm, but the bleeders are really hot.
> Too hot to touch.
> Tom W7WHY
>> - Leaky filter caps. A very good possibility if they are original. Leave
>> the amp on for a half hour or so and then shut off. Make sure the >HV is
>> down to zero and pull the plug. Feel the caps. If they are more >than
>> just barely warm they should be replaced.
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