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Old 30th November 2009, 11:58 PM   #11
Nelson Pass is offline Nelson Pass  United States
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Old 1st December 2009, 12:07 AM   #12
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I did the exact same thing. But I had a fuse hooked up and it blew everytime I applied voltage.
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Old 1st December 2009, 12:40 AM   #13
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Maybe, if you are lucky you have just shortened expected lifespan of your caps
By how much ?
I better say, I dont know

Anyway, with regards to amps, or other electronics, who knows what we listen to in the years to come
When my F5 amps are built, I know Im gonna build myself a nice and easy tube amp, thats fore sure, SimplePP

Ehh, no joking, maybe you should check once in a while that your caps doesnt run hot
But at some point, when you have "recovered", maybe best change them, not to always have the doubt

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Old 1st December 2009, 09:46 PM   #14
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They did get warm and if Ilistened very closley, I think that they were starting to boil
Don't ever get your face near something you power up for the first time, this could cost you your eyesight or hearing. Stand back and read the meters...
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Old 1st December 2009, 11:10 PM   #15
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Don't ever get your face near something you power up for the first time, this could cost you your eyesight or hearing. Stand back and read the meters...
Good advice. I had one blow up not-quite-in-my-face once . Wasn't expecting it at all -- I just about jumped out of my skin .
The cap in question had significantly less energy storage than these, too. It made one hell of a mess, with shards of foil and paper and electrolyte everywhere. Had I been situated differently, one of those shards could have easily taken out an eye.

Anyway, if it was me, I'd change them out at the earliest opportunity. You can be sure the experience didn't extend their expected life
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Old 2nd December 2009, 12:07 AM   #16
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So I have it all hooked up and have gone through the initial set-up of Bias and offset.

Every thing seem ok and the caps appear to have survived and are operating as they should.

I still may replace them in the near future just as a precautionary measure....
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