[sdiy] Jupiter 8 not booting

Mike Bryant mbryant at futurehorizons.com
Sat Feb 6 01:01:47 CET 2021

No it's there in the spec sheets.  Electrolytics have a specified lifetime, usually at 105degC, of between 1000 and 10000 hours.  To a first approximation, you then double that time for each 10 deg C you reduce the temperature by, so a 1000 hour cap operating at 45 deg C should last 64000 hours, about 7 years, if left on 24/7.   But a 10000 hour one should outlive you.

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From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] On Behalf Of Adam Inglis (synthDIY)
Sent: 05 February 2021 23:50
To: synth-diy at synth-diy.org
Subject: Re: [sdiy] Jupiter 8 not booting

> On 6 Feb 2021, at 7:59 am, Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com> wrote:
> Just make sure the ones you replace them with aren't designed to last 5 to 10 years.  Or less !!

Well, you only find that out after 5 or 10 years!

The two caps that failed were 1uF rated at 50 volts, 85 degrees C.
That board never sees much more than 5 volts, and it sits right next to the PSU (but not the heatsink).
I replaced them with voltage ratings of 16 v and higher temp rating

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