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Why mark the top of electrolytic capacitors

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Zero999:

--- Quote from: Simon on September 10, 2011, 08:02:33 am ---
--- Quote from: ciccio on September 10, 2011, 05:47:16 am ---
The problem (according to my accountant)  is that this longevity precludes new sales...

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but it gets you a reputation that gets you more sales, I wish my company thought like that. A friend of mine takes radiators out of cars 70 years old that are made by the company I work for. But nothing made today will still be working in 70 years!

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It depends on your market.  For a premium product which people expect to have a long life, you'll get more sales deigning for longer life but if it's something which people replace fairly often, designing for longer life just pushes up costs.

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