About this Event
Capacitor failure is a common problem in electronics and one that can be surprisingly easy to fix. RIFA and Electrolytics in power supplies, Tantalum caps in power filtering applications, Electrolytics in audio circuits, and others cause problems in a lot of gear. These problems manifest themselves as devices powering down by themselves, blinking power lights, low or garbled audio, and even smoke and flame at times.
We'll go over types of capacitors, how they commonly fail, reading their values, how to replace, and what to replace them with. If you have an LCD TV with bad caps, bring it and you'll have a chance to work hands-on with it.
Multimeters, capacitance meters, and ESR meters will be shown and discussed.
Special Considerations and Warnings
If you're participating in repair work and soldering you should wear natural fibers, not synthetics.