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  1. Thread: Flux

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    The short shelf life is not a problem if you...

    The short shelf life is not a problem if you don't buy tons of the stuff that you won't make use of in time.

    As for the fumes... I kinda like the smell, whatever it actually is. It's definitely...
  2. Thread: Flux

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    Agreed, Amtech 559-UV is probably the best one...

    Agreed, Amtech 559-UV is probably the best one out there... for lead-free stuff.

    For 60/40 Pb stuff, I prefer ammonium nitrate in petroleum jelly - the manufacturer is of no concern in that case.
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    That covers the "clamp" and "reset", now we just...

    That covers the "clamp" and "reset", now we just need to add: "the transformer is non-gapped and only used in one directon, and there is a FET connected to one of the transformers outputs used in...
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    Yes, but the caps should reform to ~95% of their...

    Yes, but the caps should reform to ~95% of their actual "health" within the first couple of seconds, or straight up fail after 8 years.

    I'm sure you know, at least to some degree, that the...
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    A paradigm shift and a perception change needs to...

    A paradigm shift and a perception change needs to happen in consumers first. Once people understand just how much power 450W is, perhaps then the industry and the reviews scrutinizing it will move...
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    And they can also be "repaired" (oiled and...

    And they can also be "repaired" (oiled and cleaned) fairly easily in most cases, restoring them to fully working order, so there's that too...
  8. Thread: resistor value

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    Yep, that one should definitely be 0.05 Ω 5%

    Yep, that one should definitely be 0.05 Ω 5%
  9. Thread: resistor value

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    That should be a 280 kΩ 1% Can't really...

    That should be a 280 kΩ 1%

    Can't really guarantee I'm correct, probably best if you wait for a couple more answers :)
  10. The in-cable capacitors are added to increase...

    The in-cable capacitors are added to increase filtering performance without using limited PSU PCB available space. They're of no major concern regarding the PSU's output performance; as even if some...
  11. Thread: Gigabyte psu?

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    Not interesting as in "run-of-the-mill group...

    Not interesting as in "run-of-the-mill group regulated PSU that used to be mainstream circa 2006".
    It won't burn down the house but it's not quite special in any way either. You can learn more about...
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    But it is indeed entirely a matter of semantics....

    But it is indeed entirely a matter of semantics. For most people, making a choice doesn't necessarily imply that the choice would be informed and properly weighed against their needs and available...
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    I find that a soldering iron also does quite...

    I find that a soldering iron also does quite nicely. As far as using electrical tape goes, it's just a quick (and dirty) fix tool, I never did see it as a viable long-term solution to anything.
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    The interesting takeaway of all this is not...

    The interesting takeaway of all this is not getting too held up by the actual connections, but going by what participates in the circuit and in what way.

    This video is on the popular science...
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    The primary is quick and robust enough that it...

    The primary is quick and robust enough that it can take the transient load gracefully. Perhaps there could be some instantaneous spikes left unchecked but nothing too serious; I expect the overall...
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    Huh... A needless new low for Seasonic. I guess...

    Huh... A needless new low for Seasonic. I guess the SIs are the target, but...

    https://i.imgur.com/HDKyDio.jpg
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    I have. Well, not really in the way I wanted to...

    I have. Well, not really in the way I wanted to (was forced to pass everything and praise whatever floats even the tiniest bit above the crap line), but at least I got through the whole process, from...
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    While not exactly a fire hazard, this PSU is...

    While not exactly a fire hazard, this PSU is unfit for service in any kind of modern PC, as has already been said. The biggest reason is the design of the PSU - it was made for 5V-heavy use, and the...
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    The fan starts coughing if the air is too dry :D

    The fan starts coughing if the air is too dry :D
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    Perhaps I could be of assistance here, being on...

    Perhaps I could be of assistance here, being on the same sinking ship that is Serbia...

    You don't wanna make your purchase in regular retail stores, they're grossly overpriced and the...
  21. Now if only they could get the hold-up time...

    Now if only they could get the hold-up time right, they'd finally have a proper high-end unit to offer...
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    Nah, he's just the most unyieldingly persistent...

    Nah, he's just the most unyieldingly persistent one. :D
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    Well, that explains it. Maybe these guys should...

    Well, that explains it. Maybe these guys should team up with Riotoro and/or BitFenix for some really nice and well thought out results.

    Any idea which factory does the actual assembly?
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    Heatsinks are expensive, both the component and...

    Heatsinks are expensive, both the component and its contribution to final product weight (negatively affecting logistics).
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    Sadly, the empty can rattles the most; so those...

    Sadly, the empty can rattles the most; so those fools usually have the loudest voice and command the most attention...
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