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    Default Max transient temperature for an electrolytic capacitor

    Many electrolytic capacitors can operate at 105C, but some people reflow a whole board which means taking it up to around 230C; how safe is this for the capacitors?

    I have a whole lot of video cards that need reflowing and would remove the fan first, but do I need to remove the electrolytic capacitors?

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    That is a great question that I have never thought about.

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    Check out what happened to this guy: https://electronics.stackexchange.co...cooked-my-caps

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    Good to know; I think I'll just leave the bust video cards be.

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