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Old 10-06-2018, 08:39 PM   #84
Eaglecrest
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Default Re: How to Recondition (Reform) Electrolytic Capacitors and Why

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I have lots of stuff that have been sitting unplugged for 3-5 years. Not one has ever failed on me. Even some really old stuff that I found and plugged in that haven't seen power for over 8-10 years worked fine. Again, there's a reason why electrolytic capacitors are called "self-healing" capacitors. Of course, if you do want the caps to last as long as possible, then reforming the capacitors (or plugging in the device and using it) is recommended.
So if I have a stereo receiver that hasn't been used in 10 years, what is the best way to proceed with it?
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