> On 2017-08-21, at 13:51, Francesco Messineo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > sorry to jump into this discussion (I wish I owned either a 1001 or > 8x50 myself...), but assuming the leaky capacitors are electrolytics, > they can nowadays almost always be replaced with MLCC capacitors that > are both tiny and last forever. > Of course one should examine the actual circtuit to be sure, but if > they're the usual (for the '80s electronics) supply bypass or DC block > ones, the MLCC will work even better of the original. > I wouldn't dare using an MLCC in place of electrolytic as a switcher > output capacitor unless I really checked what I'm doing anyway. Did they really use electrolytic caps for bypasses in the eighties? I haven't had much experience in the pre 1982 (pre-C64 that is :-) electronics but those I've seen since 1982 were using ceramics for bypasses. DC blocks - yes, I've seen those. As for replacing the aluminium electrolytic ones, I heard about tantalum ones being the best (?) replacement for the aluminium based polarised caps. -- SD! - http://e4aws.silverdr.com/ Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-08-21 15:00:13
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