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Capacitor scrap metal

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Jotto, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Jotto

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    What do you do with the leads of the capacitor after you cut them off?

    I save all of them for jumpers and test points on equipment, some I leave in for future troubleshooting. The are also fairly good for repairing traces on damaged boards.
     
  2. GreenGiant

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    I do pretty much the same, I toss them sometimes due to the sheer volume that I already have saved, but they come in very handy especially the larger caps and resistors that have thicker leads so you get some nice stiff bits
     
  3. Raven Luni

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    You like the nice stiff bits dont you :p
     
  4. BobK

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    Well, they are better for drilling!

    Bob
     
  5. Jotto

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    I also make metal spiders out of them. Yes, you do end up with a lot of scrap.
     
  6. shrtrnd

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    My employer says they're contaminated with hazardous waste, with solder still on
    them, so they pay to have them removed as hazardous waste.
    Gives other people jobs, I guess.
     
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