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Defective Capacitor Indication

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066862D
Original Publication Date: 1979-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Murcko, RM Simek, JG [+details]

Abstract

Electronic computers utilize tantalum capacitors. These capacitors occasionally fail, and it is important to be able to detect which particular capacitor has failed. When a capacitor fails, increased current passes through the capacitor, and it is heated.