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DFM of a unique polarized cap | 1 July, 1999

I called a new customer today and told him that one of his parts on the proto boards (a capacitor with a polarity 'tit') was too long for the pads and the pads were small causing the end opposite of the "tit" to lift up. I suggested that the production boards be revised for better assembly and solder joint integrety. His response was "why are you calling me, the last contract house didn't have a problem with this..."

Anybody have any experience with these unique style polarized caps? I've ran across this capacitor style a number of times but this is the first time I've had this kind of problem. Interesting response from the customer though...


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