Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum (src_forum@alionscience.com )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: Ray Moran ray.moran@otis.com (ray.moran@otis.com )
Date posted: Fri Feb 23 10:38:57 US/Eastern 2001
Subject: Capacitor Reliability
Message:
Hi, I have heard that aluminum electrolytics can outgas if subjected to high temperatures. Have any studies been done to quantify this effect as a fuction of temperature? I am using a miniature aluminum electrolytic rated at 105 C, and the max temp it will ever see is 80 C. Is it safe to assume that since I am operating well within the temperature range, any outgassing would be be negligible? Any advice or leads would be much appreciated. Thanks! Ray Moran

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