Electronics Forum | Thu Apr 12 20:27:10 EDT 2001 | davef
Tantalum caps degrade over time. You should not be seeing "chipped-off & cracks" regardless of the age. This should not be a shelf-life issue, unless you are storing them in an aquarium. Tell us the story. Solderability is a shelf-life issue and
Electronics Forum | Mon Aug 22 18:25:54 EDT 2016 | cox1
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.
Electronics Forum | Fri Sep 09 05:29:25 EDT 2016 | jasltd
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!
Electronics Forum | Thu Nov 03 08:34:25 EST 2005 | Slaine
Hi We currently use a small amount of Alloy : 43Sn 43Pb 14Bi Flux: RMA-51AC, Metal : 88.5%. We use it for reworking a product and only consume about 100g per year, we are in the middle or ordering in some more paste but the MOQ is 500g. Is it possibl
Electronics Forum | Mon Jan 05 00:30:07 EST 2004 | Arthur Yang
Hi you there, Do you have any experience upon the shelf life of PCBA which passed 100 cycles of liquid to liquid thermal stress test, 125 to -35 centigrade for 15 minutes and 5 seconds of transfer time from 125 to -35 centigarde. Will apprecia