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RE: Metallized caps require significant break-in time...

No, I don't limit current. I thought that was the point of breaking a capacitor in via this method. The rapid cycles heat the capacitor slightly. Why should being placed across 120V AC mains be harmful to a 600V capacitor -- unless it's very large?

Leslie amps use 0.1uF 600V capacitors for arc suppression in the 120VAC motor switching, and orange drops last for decades in that application.


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