02-27-2012, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Beetle
It's called "Rapid Energetic Disassembly". It often occurs in high-voltage capacitors such as this - ones that have seen more than a few years of service.
Doesn't have to be an electrolytic capacitor, as this shows. It's often a good move to replace ALL capacitors except maybe the disc ceramics after 20+ years. They won't all go bad, but yours is the exception that proves the rule.
Just think about the Rapid Energetic Disassembly of a 5 farad cap in the back seat area of a Honda Civic.
The NRA was very successful with the nutty "Obama is going to get your guns" conspiracy to get more money to the gun and ammo manufacturers. Maybe Ford, GM, and Chrysler should try the "Obama is going to get your Ford, GM, and Dodge" conspiracy to boost sales.