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I take it apart and measure the ESR of every capacitor three times a year. The second a single cap goes out of spec I'll have justification to replace the entire unit.

I could just replace the bad caps but who wants to invest time and money in an OK quality unit? It was a shell shocker deal so at least it was inexpensive to begin with, I'm not losing too much.

/derail, continue ontopic please.

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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
How old are the Teapo's you're working with?

Things are not stagnant in the Capacitor market even though they do seem like that from a news standpoint.
Mostly mid-2000s. If they've improved since then I'll have to change my standing on this issue.
Edited by AMD20x6 - 1/15/11 at 9:51am
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