[Diy_efi] Dumb newbie tricks. . .
frederic at midimonkey.dyndns.org
Mon Apr 19 13:40:45 GMT 2004
> :-(. Can I get away with taking the electrolytics out and resoldering them
> in the proper orrientation, or are they trashed?
Hit or miss... depends on the electrolytic materials and how long they
But you can test them. Using alligator clips, attach a volt meter across
the leads, then apply a voltage lower than the capacitors rating. Watch
the voltage drop off slowly.
Capacitors that have burned insulators (from being backwards) either
don't hold a charge or just short and when you remove the power, the VOM
will dive to zero almost instantly.
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