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Offline floobydust

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Re: What happens when you put an electrolytic capacitor the wrong way?
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2019, 10:45:34 pm »
Electrolytic capacitors used to have no safety vent, just a flat top. I used to blow up them up for fun with a line cord, until mom figured out.
 

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Re: What happens when you put an electrolytic capacitor the wrong way?
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2019, 10:54:58 pm »

Re: What happens when you put an electrolytic capacitor the wrong way?  ???

A CAPastrophic Event  :scared:  that's what happens


More cheese anyone?   :D
 

Offline lordvader88

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Re: What happens when you put an electrolytic capacitor the wrong way?
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2019, 09:37:43 pm »
I only fired 3-4 caps in 5 years. Last week I almost blew up 2 caps, 1 because I never checked it's voltage, the other I had backwards.

Whenever I power up something after working on it, I expect it to explode in my face and blind me
 


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