EVOX RIFA X2 capacitors

Adrian Graham witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk
Sun Jun 12 14:46:20 CDT 2016

On 12/06/2016 20:31, "tony duell" <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> They turn up everywhere. A couple of months back I was upgrading a TRS-80
> Model 4 for a friend. It had a couple of said capacitors which filled my
> Large Machine Room with magic smoke... Also found them in HP machines.
> Fortunately, they don't do much other damage when they go. They do
> not catch fire in my experience. They may blow a fuse or trip the RCD in
> the consumer unit if you are unlucky, but nothing worse.

Or make a co-worker absolutely lose his shit because a cooling fan blows the
smoke forcibly outwards :)
> Actually, while we all moan about the original RIFA ones, they have lasted
> over 30 years in most cases. I don't think that's too bad. If the replacements
> last as long then I won't complain.

True, and most of the time I know to check first to see if there are any
present and what state they're in - this Apple one is about to go. Monday's
was in the monitor of an ICL One-per-desk (aka a Sinclair QL with beefed up
innards and redesigned microdrives) and I just forgot to look.

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