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From: "Phil Allison"
Subject: Re: Philips MKT cap failures - LV pulse application
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Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 11:34:22 +1000
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"Bob" wrote in message
> We're currently experiencing problems with tantalums exploding due to too
> high inrush current when the power supply is first applied to them.
** This is a very old problem with tants - one of their many
"tantrums". IME it only happens if you hot plug something into a power
source. You could always use aluminium electros - they may be a tad larger
> You see, capacitors are like women -- you can't live without them and you
> can't live with them.
** Ah, but you do have to pick the right one and make sure it is happy
where you have put it.
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