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Old 10-06-2016, 10:48 PM   #1
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Default Identifying bad capacitors ?

Everyone,

How can I identify a bad capacitor if they're looking good ?
Only unsoldered and test with ESR meter ??

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Old 10-07-2016, 12:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: Identifying bad capacitors ?

Yes, that is the only safe method. Caps can have OK capacity but develop high ESR nonetheless, so w/out ESR meter it's hard to tell for sure.

That being sad, i have to say that I have yet to see good looking but failed cap.
I am just a hobbyst and don't have much xp, but all the good looking caps I ever tested were fine.
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