Chronos 2 timer MTBF
Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:45 AM
Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:25 AM
However, one very important factor is the operating temperature, so i suggest you specify that too.
Electrolytic capacitors are often specified to only 2000 hours at their rated temperature, but lifetime doubles each x degrees lower temperature. Thus temperature is extremely important to specify for all normal electronic lifetime specifications.
Or, theese do not contain electrolytic capacitors?
(Of course also other components are sensitive to temperature, but electrolytic capacitors are generally the most sensitive.)
I often repair industrial control gears, and some fail after just twenty years or so, and the fault is most often dried electrolytics. (other faults are relay wear, oxidised pressed connectors and screw joints, badly cooled semiconductors, and EEPROMS loosing content, but often secondary faults due to external wiring or machine faults.)
Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:24 AM
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