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Cadman-LT
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Re: Capacitors
Cadman-LT   2/12/2013 8:34:18 AM
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Well that is what I mean. Companies that THINK they are buying one thing are getting another without ever knowing. It's a big problem. Something needs to be done and I think the gov has started. I think.

Cadman-LT
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Re: Capacitors
Cadman-LT   2/12/2013 8:34:18 AM
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Well that is what I mean. Companies that THINK they are buying one thing are getting another without ever knowing. It's a big problem. Something needs to be done and I think the gov has started. I think.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Capacitors
Rob Spiegel   12/12/2012 5:27:05 PM
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Yes, Frank, Shakespeare had the right solution. It's still a shame you didn't get made whole.

Tool_maker
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What about the help?
Tool_maker   12/12/2012 12:52:44 PM
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  It seems to me that the worker who bent the speakers to get them in place is getting a free pass here. I am curious as to the company attitude that allowed the worker to think this was an acceptable fit. If it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit: end of story. Put both aside for rework and move on. But it must have been the case that the attitude was, "Make it fit." Not a good thing.

  I also agree with the general distrust of glue. Eventually it will fail, but there are many items out there that are glued assemblys and last for years. But I want screws, welds, rivets or any of a multitude of historically proven methods of fastening. 

Frank Karkota
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Re: Capacitors
Frank Karkota   12/4/2012 9:29:41 PM
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This was just such an incredible mess!  I sold the receivers to the company that developed the system.  He sold the receivers to the Farm Bureau, which put the receivers in the homes of farmers, so that they could get useful information via data.  (This was before the internet.)

When the capacitors failed, the system failed and the Farm Bureau had to retrieve and replace the receivers at great cost.  Everybody was hurt.

When the capacitor manufacturer sent a lawyer after me, I turned it over to my lawyer.  My lawyer settled the lawsuit by telling the manufacturer's lawyer that if he drops the suit against us, we would not sue them for damages.  The lawyer's bill almost equalled the amount of the suit.

Shakespeare had the right solution in Henry VI!

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Capacitors
Rob Spiegel   12/3/2012 8:38:21 PM
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That's awful, Frank. Why didn't they cop to their mistake and correct it? Seems like an easy snafu to understand and correct.

Frank Karkota
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Re: Capacitors
Frank Karkota   12/3/2012 7:32:42 PM
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Yes Rob, when you put an ohmmeter across a 0.1 uf capacitor and measure 100 ohms or 1000 ohms, that is proof that the capacitor is bad.  When you have hundreds of capacitors that show similar leakage, you have proof of defective parts.  Furthermore, I am not the only manufacturer who had similar problems with these parts.

Keep in mind that this is a US manufacturer.  I never had this problem with Chinese capacitors!

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Capacitors
Rob Spiegel   12/3/2012 5:03:05 PM
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That's quite a story, Frank. Were you not able to show the manufacturer that the capacitors were faulty?

Frank Karkota
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Re: Capacitors
Frank Karkota   12/3/2012 2:04:51 PM
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The manufacturer filed a lawsuit against me because I refused to pay for the defective capacitors.  Running a small business without an honest and capable lawyer is impossible!

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Capacitors
Rob Spiegel   12/3/2012 2:00:44 PM
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That sounds pretty horrible, Frank. How did the manufacturer respond when you alerted them to the problem? 

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