EEVblog 1455 – Capacitors Produce Current During Reflow Soldering! WTF!

Electrolytic capacitors produce current when they are reflow soldered! Enough to possibly light up a high efficiency LED. What is going on? A initial investigation with experiments and measurements.

00:00 – WTF?
01:42 – Practical experiment heating up an electrolytic capacitor
07:37 – Data logging
09:55 – Analysing the spreadsheet graph


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