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Old 05-17-2017, 04:18 PM   #341
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Enercon GS, used by Funai Corporation Inc. in its consumer electronics brand Magnavox.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:11 PM   #342
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Originally Posted by PeteS in CA View Post
That is the reason I said using an 85C electrolytic cap as an output cap for a switching power supply is engineering malpractice.
Well, I wouldn't say it's a malpractice, but you certainly have to know what you are doing if you are using general purpose caps for a switching power supply. Take for example CRT monitors and TVs - a lot of them use general purpose caps in their power supplies. Yet, many of them lasted 10 years or more - even the ones with dodgy cap brands. A lot of my CRTs are actually close to 20 years old now and still function properly. I've pulled caps from a few just for fun, and they tested within specs too. So again, if the designed of the device know what they are doing, they can get away with general purpose caps. But for most things built nowadays, I wouldn't count on it.
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