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Contact Tab Protection for Electrolytic Capacitors Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064999D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

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Butera, JJ [+details]


The electrolytic capacitor shown in cross-section in Fig. 1 is defective. The defect is that one or both of the contact tabs make electrical contact with the aluminum can, causing a short circuit. It is apparent that the fault may readily be obviated by physically precluding the tabs from coming into contact with the aluminum can. Fig. 2 discloses a structure wherein a shroud portion of the cover fabricated of non-conductive material positively precludes electrical contact between the tabs and the aluminum can.