Home » VintageKustom.com » Repairing Kustom Amps » electrolytes
electrolytes [message #29133] Mon, 16 October 2023 12:37 Go to next message
Kochens is currently offline  Kochens
Messages: 80
Registered: April 2009
Location: Denmark
Member
How long will electrolytes in a Kustom amp from 1980 still be working after 42 years ?
Re: electrolytes [message #29135 is a reply to message #29133] Tue, 17 October 2023 06:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
Messages: 4739
Registered: June 2004
Location: NY
Senior Member
There's no way to tell unfortunately.
These types of caps last way way longer when the amp is atleast power on for 30 minutes every few months, like every 2 to 3 months.

The two big can type main power rail filters that where of the computer grade types seem to last forever , and many times can be re-formed .

In a 1980s amp they may have gone away from the great filter caps I just posted about and gone over to the toosie roll type, and if that's the case then by now ( ( 40 plus years ) if nothing else those two main power rail filters should get replaced just for starters.
Re: electrolytes [message #29137 is a reply to message #29133] Thu, 19 October 2023 11:06 Go to previous message
Kochens is currently offline  Kochens
Messages: 80
Registered: April 2009
Location: Denmark
Member
Thanks Steve.
Previous Topic: K200 B5 Reverb tank question
Next Topic: L 795 RV Frankie Head
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Wed May 29 00:33:31 EDT 2024
.:: Contact :: Home ::.

Powered by: FUDforum 3.1.3.