[sdiy] Tantalum manufacturing / assembly failures OT?

Vinicius Brazil brazil.v at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 22:57:26 CET 2018

I only have terrible experiences with tantalo capacitors.
I have equipment that I have designed for industrial areas and for control
and automation, and that works continuously for 20 to 30 years, where
basically the problems were caused by tantalum capacitors.

Vinicius Brazil

On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 7:29 PM Gordonjcp <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:

> 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
> SRXes...
> --
> Gordonjcp
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