Re: Capacitor problems
> I have had a few such problems myself in the past, Ohmeters may be of
> little use. Capacitance meters also are of little value in this
> scenario. When it is a "puzzlement", you should isolate the the
> components individually in a separate working circuit or system at full
> working voltage!
> You can blow a 3" hole through three levels of a rolled cap in oil and it
> will neve check shorted! The capacitance will be totally unaffected,
> too. Only once the real working voltage (RF only) is placed on the unit,
> will it fail.
The curious thing about this failure is that Ed said that the line
current was near zero. Boy has that got me wondering. I once had an
old oil-filled unit go o/c due to the thin lead-in wires eventually
giving up after a prolonged run. I admit I can't see that happening
to units with these ratings, but who knows?