RE: [uCsimm] The red 10uF tantalum capacitor

From: Stu (
Date: Thu Mar 01 2001 - 01:57:31 EST

> > > Hi it is a Tantalum it will blow up reversed.(new boards only)
> >
> > COOL!!!
> >
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> Yo Dude! Try this sometime with an Aluminum Electrolytic (say 4700uF), I
> have seen these things go off like mini-grenades and blow a hole in the
> side of an Aluminum chassis! This was in the "early daze" before they
> installed blow-plugs on the higher value caps (before that they scribed
> a rupture line, an X, across the top of the electrolytic ... sometimes
> it blew that way, sometimes it didn't :O ).

I remember my electronics prof hooking up a 100uF capacitor to line current.


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