[vcf-midatlantic] tantalum caps with a slit/cut down the middle
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Fri Aug 6 00:35:55 UTC 2021
They're probably actually ceramic, these are called "gap caps," and are often seen on Ethernet boards. They're used to provide a discharge path on things that may see spikes on external connections:
If that's what they are, the gap is totally normal :)
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On Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at 20:32, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I have a few boards with tant caps that have a thin slit down the middle of
> them. Looks like this was done at the factory, not a tear or a blown cap.
> early 90's.
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