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What does an exploded capacitor look like?

Ahh ha. After tinkering about inside the sewing machine foot pedal speed controller, I finally tracked down the source of the dodgy speed regulation.

capacitor explode

As it just so happens I found a fine replacement after a good rummage round in my salvaged bits box. All good, out with the old, in with the not quite new.

replacment capacitor

Incidentally, this is what the inside of a sewing machine foot pedal looks like. Inside the foot pedal

Responses to What does an exploded capacitor look like?

  1. Dave

    At least it hasn’t damaged the casing like the one that my engineering department just blew up when they confused 24v with 240v

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