Re: Capacitor testing


On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 03:06 PM, Chuck Harris wrote:

If the case didn't bulge, and the guts didn't
escape, it is quite likely that no damage was

An electrolytic capacitor reversed biased presents
itself as a pretty good short circuit. If the supply
is very strong, it can blow it, but most supplies
have significant resistance when compared to the
capacitor's reverse resistance.

In any case, aluminum electrolytic capacitors are not
as good a fuse as, say, a transistor. It takes them
a little while to heat up and start boiling their

Please quote the messages you are responding to.

-Chuck Harris wrote:
So is it possible that no damage was done?
Hi Chuck,
Thank you.

Was trying to find the 'quote' option...

Have now :)

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