[DML] Mystery capacitor - are they any good after 30+ years?
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[DML] Mystery capacitor - are they any good after 30+ years?



Hello all,

With all this talk about capacitors someone mentioned their age and was
wondering if they are any good. The fact is that capacitors are not the most
reliable electronic components out there. So, it got me wondering how good
my mystery capacitor might be. After all, it's over 30 years old and being
mounted so close to the engine bay it didn't have the best conditions for a
long live. I decided to test it and see how good it is. Guess what, it's
still within limits!
This is a 1uF capacitor. The voltage is not indicated.
Actual capacity is 0.847uF, tested to 30V without any problems. Tolerance
for capacitors like this one is usually 20%, so anything from 0.8uF to 1.2uF
is within specs.

Verdict:
It is good!

Greetings from Poland!
Tom Niemczewski
Vin 6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 16473, 17086
Google earth: 52°25'17.66"N, 21° 1'58.40"E


> Here's a picture of it:
> http://delorean.neostrada.pl/cap.jpg 



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