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Re: [N8VEM-S100:5177] Tantalum capacitor replacement?

That's what I thought...

Very educational thread.... love it.


On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 2:15:10 AM UTC-5, Frank Schieschke wrote:
Am Dienstag, 9. September 2014 16:05:04 UTC+2 schrieb David Riley:

"My recollection is that it's because the tantalum electrolytic material is a wet material."
Modern (since over 30 years) sintered tantalum capacitors are "dust" dry. There is no shortening of life by dry out.
Older wounded canned tantalum capacitors are indeed "wet" inside.
I use NOS sintered tantalum capacitors, that i have in the box since 35 years with no issues.