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Electrolytic capacitors in old car radio

mbr

Sep 26, 2011
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Hi,
i have Sony Car radio here that i bought new about 17 years ago. It has not been used at all. The storing temperature may have been about 20° C (68°F) for 9 months of a year, and about 25°C (77°F) the other 3 months. Can anybody make an estimate, if this might be crucial to the elecrolytic caps / function (present, near future) of the car radio? I don´t know any details (brand,model) of the used caps.

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davenn

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Hi mbr
welcome to the forums

your guess is probably as good as ours. Knowing exact brands of caps so you could look at data sheets would give you a good idea.

Dave
 

KJ6EAD

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Car radios are designed for punishing environmental conditions and that one was built by a reputable manufacturer so I would expect them to be fine. The interior of a car can go from well below freezing to over 140°F and the radio will usually survive that year after year so 17 years of relatively gentle storage should be easy.
 
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