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    How good are Teapo capacitors?

    When I find Ltec or CapXon capacitors I just replace them as a matter of course (unless they are primary capacitors), but I don't seem to have any Teapo that have failed me.

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    A general answer for a general question:
    It depends on the product/series.

    That's almost always the right answer for the question "how good/bad is brand x".

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    Well they called it a lower Tier cap... can't be any worse than Ltec or Capxcon and some of them even are still fine. They're probably ok.
    They actually seem like pretty low ESR.
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    Teapo is ok, polymers are a tier above.

    My old Thermaltake Xaser III 430Watt (Non Active PFC) had all teapo caps and lasted since 2004 till last year.

    Delta has been using Ltec's and Capxon's, and i haven't seen any issues on some of the PSU's i have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrix View Post
    Teapo is ok, polymers are a tier above.

    My old Thermaltake Xaser III 430Watt (Non Active PFC) had all teapo caps and lasted since 2004 till last year.

    Delta has been using Ltec's and Capxon's, and i haven't seen any issues on some of the PSU's i have.
    Maybe Ltec and CapXon got better, or have a good series.

    On the 2004 Thermaltake, was it the capacitors that failed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Maybe Ltec and CapXon got better, or have a good series.

    On the 2004 Thermaltake, was it the capacitors that failed?
    Nah one of the fans seized then the unit got quite hot, but it just shut down and never started up again.
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    Good to know

    Then I will not bother to replace the Teapo capacitors in my HP power supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Good to know

    Then I will not bother to replace the Teapo capacitors in my HP power supplies.
    That being said, i would replace if they are bulging or if a ESR meter said its out of range..

    However if it was me i would keep using it, while keeping an eye on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    How good are Teapo capacitors?
    Depends how they are used, what series you are talking about and so on.
    The shit they get is for misuse and abuse in an 80°C+ Enviroment and high ripple condition.

    Yes, I'm talking about Motherboard VRM...

    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    When I find Ltec or CapXon capacitors I just replace them as a matter of course (unless they are primary capacitors), but I don't seem to have any Teapo that have failed me.
    Thing is that the shit people talk over in other forums about Caps is based on old shit. Because they ignore the enviroment, they only see them fail, don't waste a second to think about why they failed...

    Even People like David Jones have no idea what they talking about when it comes to Caps and manufacturers...

    Another thing to consider is the Datasheet.
    Download a CapXon KF Datasheet, what do you see?
    They call it "CapXon KF (2014) Series".
    WIch means that it was updated/Changed in 2014...


    And the Size of the Cap also does matter -> 8mm Caps don't last as long as 10mm or 12,5mm types...

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    What you say is true, but a lot of us repair equipment rather than design it; so when we find a bad capacitor we need to know what to replace it with. Environmental conditions are what they are. It might be wrong, but when my collection of bad capacitors has 4 Ltec and 11 CapXon I am reluctant to go with these brands. Then again I do keep the working ones I remove for emergency repairs while I wait for new replacements. I try not to change the diameter, voltage or capacitance, but longer normally fits fine without looking out of place.
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