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Old 11-07-2018, 10:55 PM   #97
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Default Re: How to Recondition (Reform) Electrolytic Capacitors and Why

Originally Posted by Eaglecrest View Post
Further to this discussion, it appears that for anything with electrolytic caps that haven't been used in some years would benefit from first powering on with 60 watt bulb. How about tube devices? Would they also benefit from this?

The series incandescent bulb trick is well-known among restoration techs as an alternative to a variac (and in some cases, even better than a variac, since the bulb limits current too).
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