Practical Disaster

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

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    boxbbcar

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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***

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    Robot Lover

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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! : )

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    Robot Loverzhenning

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

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