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Old 12-22-2017, 06:10 AM   #11
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Default Re: Dell Optiplex GX620 with Oozing Rubycon caps

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Originally Posted by Fast Alpha View Post
Polymer caps are they easy to solder on
Not a whole lot. But if you have a crappy iron, then yes, because they do have slightly thicker leads usually.

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and are better at cool.
You mean do they withstand heat better?
- It depends. Polymers still have a finite life/endurance, just like regular "wet" electrolytic caps. But because the electrolyte in polys is dry, high temperatures may affect them a little less. So for example, a 105C-rated poly cap may have the same 2000 hour endurance rating as regular wet electrolytic cap. But for every 10C drop in temperature, the endurance life increases 10-fold for certain polymer series. Thus, at 100C, a poly cap could last up to 20000 hours. Whereas for a regular 'lytic, the endurance life usually only doubles (i.e. 4000 hours for a 2000-hour electro cap) for every 10C drop in temperature.
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