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Offline Gip-Gip

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Cleaning up after bad tantalum
« on: May 14, 2017, 03:36:05 pm »
A tantalum went bad in a HV supply and seems to have left some corrosion. Would anyone know what that could be?

I've tested everything else and it all seems good

Offline David Hess

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Re: Cleaning up after bad tantalum
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 09:12:06 pm »
What kind of tantalum?  We tantalums use sulfuric acid which is an obvious problem that needs to be neutralized.  Solid tantalums just leave a dry inert residue which can be cleaned with anything which will remove it.


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