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Old 18th January 2017, 06:50 PM
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Default Re: Longevity of modern passive components

Hello Phil,

My experience of modern components is generally pretty positive but there are 2 things which I view with suspicion. One is paper-in-oil audio caps which I have seen electrically leaky several times and I have not had that many through my hands. I expect some brands are better than others but personally, I would never use them.

The other, in a more general sense is electrolytic capacitors. Having lived through the capacitor plague ( in a professional environment and having with colleagues, to change large numbers of bulging and leaky caps in a "service and repair" role, I think I will always view electrolytics with skeptic eye.

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