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Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998
Posted by: Rushabh
Date posted: Mon Mar 5 15:13:43 US/Eastern 2007
Subject: Why failure rate of a capacitor is higher for non-operating vs operating condition
Can you please try to find the failure rate with 10% duty cycle ? I might be that for 0% duty cycle calculation there is some bug in software.
Ideally what you pointed out is correct. Operating mode failure rate should be higher than Non Operating.
Subject: Failure rate of a capacitor is higher for non-operating vs operating condition
Reply Posted by: David Dylis
Organization: Alion Science and Technology
Date Posted: Mon Mar 5 16:33:38 US/Eastern 2007
Please provide the type of capacitor that this issue relates to (e.g., ceramic, electrolytic (tantalum or aluminum), etc.). When I calculate the failure rate of a capacitor in PRISM based on your criteria, the failure rate of the capacitor in the dormant/non-operating mode is less than the operating coniditon.