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Old 10th February 2010, 09:45 PM   #1
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Is there an easy way to break in coupling caps before I install them?

I'll be getting a box of 25 Teflon .22 600V and would like to get some current and voltage running thru them 24 hours a day.

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Old 10th February 2010, 10:03 PM   #2
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uh-oh, here comes another argument....

Maybe you can find some useful info in this thread:
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Old 10th February 2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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Yup, here we go again LOL
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Thanks for the link
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Is there an easy way to break in coupling caps before I install them?

I'll be getting a box of 25 Teflon .22 600V and would like to get some current and voltage running thru them 24 hours a day.

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Hook them across the AC line, preferably through an isolation transformer. That'll be as effective as any other treatment.
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Is a light bulb enough of a load?
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Don't use a CFL!

Why do you want a load? Aren't the caps themselves the load?
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Don't use a CFL!

Why do you want a load? Aren't the caps themselves the load?
well, kinda except you will not be dissipating anything but store energy..

probably the dissiption would be in the transformer itself....
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I ask about a load cause I are "A rank novice with electronics".

Will there be a sonic different if I use a 40 watt or 100 watt light bulb? :-)

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Old 11th February 2010, 09:38 AM   #10
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use whatever you have.....

i know of some guy, that used his reciever as a means to burn-in, first he tuned to a blank spot on his fm radio, so that only noise is heard, then he connected his caps where the speakers are instead....

2 to 3 days did it....

set the volume lever a tad bit low before replaceing your speakers with those caps...
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