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IJMLC 2013 Vol.3(3): 300-304 ISSN: 2010-3700
DOI: 10.7763/IJMLC.2013.V3.326

The Effect of Electrolytic Capacitors on SMPS’s Failure Rate

B. Abdi, R. Ghasemi, and S. M. M. Mirtalaei

Abstract—Recently, reliability is one of the serious requirements of electronic systems. The numbers of system failures, repair cost, guarantee and etc are estimated by reliability prediction. In this paper, the reliability of a switching power supply, which is used for personal computers, evaluates. It will show that electrolytic capacitors, used in input and output filters, play a significant role on the computer’s power supply’s life time. Ambient temperature, derating, and capacitance effect on the failure rate will discuss. The remedies are recommended for more life time.

Index Terms—Electrolytic capacitor, reliability, SMPS, PC.

This work was supported in part by Damavand Branch, Islamic Azad University. The Authors are with Damavand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Damavand, Tehran, Iran (e-mail: babakabdi@ieee.org).


Cite:B. Abdi, R. Ghasemi, and S. M. M. Mirtalaei, "The Effect of Electrolytic Capacitors on SMPS’s Failure Rate," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol.3, no. 3, pp. 300-304, 2013.

General Information

  • E-ISSN: 2972-368X
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mach. Learn.
  • Frequency: Quaterly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJML
  • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Lin Huang
  • Executive Editor:  Ms. Cherry L. Chen
  • Abstracing/Indexing: Inspec (IET), Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest, Electronic Journals LibraryCNKI.
  • E-mail: ijml@ejournal.net

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