Can I wash capacitors?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by rbkxiiowe, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. rbkxiiowe

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    Mar 13, 2009
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    Hi. This may be a silly question, but can I wash ceramic capacitors in soapy water?

    I've got thousands of old ceramic capacitors that have been in a dirty drawer for decades and they're covered in dust and grime and it's really nasty to sort through them looking for the right one. Can I wash them?
     
  2. studiot

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    Yes indeed, but let them air dry out thoroughly afterwards.

    Don't soak them and don't scrub so hard you rub the markings off.
     
  3. rbkxiiowe

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    Mar 13, 2009
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    Brill, thanks. I couldn't see a reason why I shouldn't.
     
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