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    So I was cleaning up a midgrade board and was about to remove these two large capacitors. Then I noticed the plus sign next to both of them on the board. Any thoughts or input? I know this can indicate them being tantalum but they seem too large.






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    electrolytic capacitors have the same markings, easy way to tell what they are is to take a pair of snips and try and crush the canister. if it crushes its electrolytic if it doesnt its tantalum

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    Yup exactly right just funny looking electrolytic once I tried crushing. Sorry to make suck a waste of a thread.

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    no worries man

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    Question asked, answers given now maybe, just maybe the question won't get asked numerous times in the future. Thanks for the post and answer.
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    One thing u can try is use magnet. Al cap will not get stuck, Ta will.

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    whats the part number for them?

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    I buy Tantalum Capacitors and offer other services. Check out my thread for more info.

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    Tantalum is magnetic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmgscrap View Post
    Yup exactly right just funny looking electrolytic once I tried crushing. Sorry to make suck a waste of a thread.
    Its not a waste of a thread. Honestly, we here do not know 100% what is & is not a 'Tanti'.

    I'd say both those blue caps are Tanti's. The markings (+) are right, its marked on the board too, the shape is right.
    But yah gonna say its liquid in the centre, there are Tantis like that.
    Heres some good pics at this site Buying Tantalum Capacitors

    I'm learning, last month I relised the little brown blocks I'd been picking off boards for over a year, are not Tantis', they have silver & platnium in them, but no tanti......

    (double ring on the blue cap looks like its to make a seperate container inside to hold the parts of the wet Tantis cap.)
    Last edited by eesakiwi; 02-17-2014 at 11:55 PM.

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    Strange Capacitors

    Wow viewed the link and my boards are full of them. Nice knowing what ish is. Even if still unsure lol.


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