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    Teflon capacitor duration

    whats the shelf life for teflon dielectric capacitors?

    these appear to be a decent deal but they are NOS and might be far off their spec

    http://www.sovtube.com/ceramic/59-fgt-i-005uf-8kv.html

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    Re: Teflon capacitor duration

    8000Vs and rather large, do you need such a high voltage?

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    Re: Teflon capacitor duration

    Quote Originally Posted by marce View Post
    8000Vs and rather large, do you need such a high voltage?
    Those caps are likely damaged due to improper storage conditions and it seems highly unlikely they will perform anywere near their claimed specs.

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    Re: Teflon capacitor duration

    As they're not electrolytic, that's one possible failure mode side-stepped.

    But, IMHO, if you're playing with such voltages, don't risk it. Buy the 'good stuff', and install with due care lest the 'magic smoke' escape...

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