First post, by pentiumspeed
I have a stash of new polymer capacitors and too few old stock low esr/ high freq electrolytics on hand but I would like to hear your experienced readers on this. I repair electronics for hobby and had a job fixing monitors and TV, occasional computers years ago before business closed, and my current job is cellphone repair but my current specialty is microsoldering. 😀
Years ago I was a member of badcaps forums (surprised still there), but was just same and same blah for years so I let my membership lapse there years ago, since then time had changed so much (read 12 years period) in capacitor technology. I have not done much power circuit capacitor replacements but I'm sure that things had changed since then. This is the reason I ask about types of capacitors to use or had changed, current availability of proper capacitors (low esr and high frequency electrolytic) without needing an arm to pay for the king's ransom. 😀
I have few power supplies and some motherboards (slot 1, socket 370 and few 462 boards) that really needs new capacitors.
Also I lost contact with one supplier who sells reliable Samxon capacitors at good price that we used at former employer since another supplier was ransoming us with "so special" low esr capacitors about 2.5x more than the normal ones usually costs.
Thanks and cheers, Pentiumspeed.
Great Northern aka Canada.