MEP EP#334: Double as good!

Podcast Notes

Project: SNACKEY

  • PCBs and Components arrived
  • All PTH components fit
  • Assembly starts tomorrow

Nichicon Obsolescence

  • Removing 8 and partial 2 of there SMT Aluminum Electrolytic lines
  • Nichicon has 43 lines of SMT Electrolytic capacitors alone 
  • Lines they are getting rid of have these qualities:
    • Standard range
    • High reflow temp
    • Low impedance
  • New series is UBH which seems to partially cover what they are removing
    • High Temperature Range
    • Vibration Resistance
    • Low temperature ESR specification

Jeep A/C Troubles? 

  • Jeep AC started acting weird
  • Vacuum leak
  • Replaced the controller module and introduced new problems!


  • New version arriving soon
  • 1000V @1A 
  • Check out the previous version Stephen modified on episode 135

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!