Re: SC502 Old Enough to Smoke?

DaveH52
 

Interesting. Tantalum caps are generally very reliable. The solid type (CSR style) is preferable to the liquid (CLR style) because the liquid types contain sulfuric acid and make a real mess when they leak. The solid type usually specifies that a series resistor of about 20 ohms/volt is used to limit fault current. If this is done they can self heal. For a while, and it's been a while.

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