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Exploding of the capacitor due to wrong polarity :) at 3Amp 12V input


boxbbcar (author)2014-11-05

Have not seen it happen to this type, however this used to be a common thing with electrolytics before they started to score the tops as a 'safety valve'. Had a Industrial control instructor demonstrate it one night in lab. Hooked it up reverse, threww the variac all the way up, and ran like H***

Robot Lover (author)2011-10-16

I've seen one of these blown up capacitors but haven't seen it blow up. You should make a vid showing it blow up! : )

zhenning (author)Robot Lover2011-10-16

Hahaha...tantanum is very costly :D

Robot Lover (author)zhenning2011-10-16

Never heard of tantanum. Though I thinktantalum capacitors are expensive ! LOL! : ) when I read this comment back to myself it makes me feel nerdy. :/

zazenergy (author)2011-03-07

Oh shoot! I've never seen one of these blown up before.

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