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Phil Allison[_2_] Phil Allison[_2_] is offline
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Default Why do some manufacturers wrap the electrolytic capacitor that gets the hottest in a switching power supply in shrink wrap?


Extron has been doing this for years and of course it is the first
part to fail in their units. Smart Technologies Sympodium power
supplies, that they have contract built in China, fail in a year or so
for the same reason.

** What a load of bull**** !!

Putting a shrink wrap sleeve around an electro will not make it fail early.

I bet the sleeve is there for a totally non electronic reason - like being
able to put markings on it with a pen.

..... Phil