Tantalum Capacitors Are Polarized - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-16-2009
Level I Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 3,657
Tantalum Capacitors Are Polarized

This is what happens when a Tantalum capacitor is placed the wrong way, and the polarity is reversed:























Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-16-2009
rangerboy101's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Winchester, Va
Posts: 8,187
wow
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-16-2009
08XLT4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Posts: 3,257
what are we looking at here?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-16-2009
01_ranger_4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,585
ouch!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-16-2009
My05edge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midland, TX
Posts: 1,351
ahh i love the smell of burnt boards in the morning!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-16-2009
rangerboy101's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Winchester, Va
Posts: 8,187
Quote:
Originally Posted by 08XLT4x4 View Post
what are we looking at here?
That huge section of that board thats burnt.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-16-2009
ChaosFromAbove's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Haddon Heights, NJ
Posts: 313
Made in China.


Seriously tho...how old is tht mother board? at least 5 years?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-16-2009
red_fx2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: lakeland, fl
Posts: 32
ah damn that sucks...were u playin around bob and had a " oh **** its burning" moment? lol..jk.. nice pics
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-16-2009
TheStig88's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 2,120
Quote:
Originally Posted by 08XLT4x4 View Post
what are we looking at here?
its a computer motherboard
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-19-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posts: 143
@ the pics


Quote:
Originally Posted by ChaosFromAbove View Post
Made in China.


Seriously tho...how old is tht mother board? at least 5 years?

arnt they all. HaHa a "socket 7" more like 13-15yrs
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-19-2009
edgeman4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: All Over
Posts: 1,475
mmmmm..... i love the smell of burning plastic in the morning.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-19-2009
Level I Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 3,657
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3rd Ranger View Post
@ the pics





arnt they all. HaHa a "socket 7" more like 13-15yrs
YUP, it's a PC motherboard from about 1995.....It flamed up in system test, due to a tantalum capacitor in backwards.......
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-19-2009
98rangerxlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 725
Had the same thing happen put a socket 7 processor in fired it up and it started to smoke took the processor out and two pins were bent together and went in the same hole those things smell awful when they burn.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Fox Polarized Sun glasses (north ga) db0276 Miscellaneous Items 8 08-11-2010 09:18 PM
polarized tint?? DanNEBTD General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 07-05-2005 11:53 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:44 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.