[time-nuts] The Smell of Tantalum in the Morning
vu2zap at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 12:03:44 UTC 2010
I have a Philips counter where a Tantalum regularly fails in the oven.
They also failed commonly in transceiver finals in the 80's
>I powered up a 5071A to watch the end of Loran-C today
>and was greeted by the special smell that only a mother
>board could love.
>Does anyone know the history of tantalum capacitor
>failures in ten-year old [HP/Agilent] test equipment?
>This is not my first. Last one was more like July 4th.
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