[vcf-midatlantic] tantalum caps with a slit/cut down the middle
billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 00:43:15 UTC 2021
Thanks. Yes both boards that have the slits are old ethernet boards.
On Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 8:36 PM Jonathan Chapman via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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
> > them. Looks like this was done at the factory, not a tear or a blown cap.
> > early 90's.
> > Normal?
> > Bill
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