Damaged HID lighting capacitors

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Old 04-26-17, 09:56 AM
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Damaged HID lighting capacitors

We're replacing all the lighting capacitors in our facility. The lights are 1000W Metal Halide fixtures. We purchased 30 capacitors and after inspection I found that 7 are dented, some worse than others. The seller claims that this isn't a problem, but I'm concerned that the electrodes could be shorted and therefore compromised. Here is a picture, should I be concerned and insist on replacements or use these? Thanks

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Old 04-26-17, 11:06 AM
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Dented certainly is not a good sign. I would test them before installing.
 
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Old 04-26-17, 01:50 PM
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I wouldn't even use the dented caps. They could check good now and fail shortly.
 
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Why would you replace with used caps? Your investment in OH labor should demand a low risk part goes in.
 
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Old 04-26-17, 03:34 PM
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They're not used, they're brand new, that's why I'm questioning the supplier who is telling me they are fine and doesn't want to replace them. I'm looking for other opinions before we go to the effort of using them and potentially have them fail quickly.
 
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They're not used, they're brand new
They certainly don't look new. They look like they're salvaged. And given that they're made in China, I'd be very dubious about them.

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Old 04-27-17, 03:31 AM
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Bottom line the supplier who you buy from has the responsibility to sell you merchandise in good condition. If he doesn't you have the right to replacement or refund. He can if he wants the complain to his supplier but that is beside the point here. Your supplier needs to replace them. If you paid by credit card and he refuses you can dispute payment.
 
 

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