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Old 02-18-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
DaveHignett
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Default Re: Pic of cap, is it a Badcap?

Hi!

Have you tried clipping a lead and testing the cap? I'd try an oscilloscope on the output of your PSU to see whether there's an excessive amount of ripple etc. The cap in question looks like a big old smoothing cap, so if it has passed it's best, then I'd expect a lot of movement in the output of the PSU. On the other hand, you're dealing with relatively high currents, so heat won't be in short supply inside the case of the PSU, so it's inevitable that the laquer will have seen better days really.

Hope this helps!

I'm Dave by the way!
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