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Moisture Sensitive shelf life

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Moisture Sensitive shelf life | 22 August, 2016

I have a MS level 3 component that has been on the shelf for 7 years. Should it be baked before usage. The HIC card reads ok- and it was stored with desiccant. History of the part is unknown, was purchased from franchised distribution.

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Moisture Sensitive shelf life | 9 September, 2016

simpel answer is yes it will need to be baked, the typical shelf life for a sealed component assuming it has been sealed would be a max of 2 years but some are shorter.

The bugger problem with the device may well be solderability of the device!

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