[sdiy] Tantalum manufacturing / assembly failures OT?

Gordonjcp gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Wed Nov 14 22:27:39 CET 2018

On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 05:46:50PM -0000, Richie Burnett wrote:
> Since we're discussing Tantalum capacitors, has anyone else who
> manufactures things in reasonable quantities, (either hobby, SDIY or
> in their day job,) had problems with SMD Tantalum capacitors failing
> short or partially shorted due to excessing heat during reflow?

I've had an SMD tantalum decoupling capacitor fail in my Redsound
Darkstar, which is the first non-disc-ceramic capacitor I've had fail in
any piece of equipment I've worked on since I gave up the Amstrad


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