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Re: [TenTec] OT: swapping a Tantalum for a Electrolytic

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: swapping a Tantalum for a Electrolytic
From: Stuart Rohre <rohre@arlut.utexas.edu>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:34:48 -0600
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Both types are electrolytics in the sense that they utilize an 
electrolyte to increase the effective capacitance plate area.

Yes, you can freely substitute the tantalum with the benefits of closer 
tolerance to the marked value of capacity, lower leakage current, and 
likely longer life.

The military grade metal cased tantalums are long life.  The epoxy 
dipped ones may not last as long but will last about the same as 
aluminum electrolytics.

-Stuart Rohre
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