Tantalum Capacitors

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  • #1311
    spotts
    spotts
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    I’ve heard a lot about these little things, but still not sure what to look for outside they are yellow. Can anyone shed some light on these and give me all your expertise on the subject? thank you..

  • #1315
    everyouncecounts
    everyouncecounts
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    Check YouTube, there is a scrapper named OriginalFeets, he has a few videos on tantalum capacitors. They are informative and funny, he is the go-to guy on a lot of E-Scrap questions.

    Good luck

  • #1498

    TantalumRecycling
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    We are in the Tantalum Recycling business — please contact us with any questions.

    Tantalum Recycling Corp

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  • #1532
    jason swallow
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    Are these tantalun

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  • #1534
    jason swallow
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    Or these? I get these from tvs and other electronics

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  • #1550
    Tantalum Recycling
    Tantalum Recycling
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    The yellow ones are — The other ones some are and some are not.

  • #1551
    Tantalum Recycling
    Tantalum Recycling
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    in the first picture those are Tantalum

  • #1552
    jason swallow
    jason swallow
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    Whats the easiest way to get them off? I usually take them off with pliers but sometimes they break

  • #1554
    spotts
    spotts
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    So basically anything with the + sign is what we’re looking for? If it doesn’t have a +, then its not Tantalum?

  • #1555
    Tantalum Recycling
    Tantalum Recycling
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    It is ok if they break but best way is too use a torch to heat the opposite side of the board.

    Everything that has a + is Tantalum – but, it is not neccesarily true that Tantalum Capacitors always have a + on them.

  • #1562
    jason swallow
    jason swallow
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    What is scrap price of tantalum capacitors?

  • #1563
    Tantalum Recycling
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Epoxy/Ceramic Capacitors – $25/Lb
    SMD Capacitors — $24.45/Lb
    Hermetic Capacitors – $24.15/Lb
    Wet Tantalum Capacitors – $50/Lb
    Ag/Ta Capacitors – $80/Lb

  • #1564
    Tantalum Recycling
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Starting from the Left Corner —

    Capacitor 1 — Hermetic / Axial /Radial Tantalum Capacitor
    Capacitor 2 — Tantalum Wet Capacitors — Tantalum Cased Tantalum Capacitor (As you can see there is a RIVET on the top of the capacitor
    Capacitor 3 — Hermetic / Axial / Radial Tantalum Capacitor
    Capacitor 4 — Leaded / Tantalum Capacitor – We consider these in the same category as Tantalum SMD
    Capacitor 5 — Epoxy / Ceramic / Dipped Tantalum Capacitor
    Capacitor 6 — Epoxy / Ceramic / Dipped Tantalum Capacitor
    Capacitor 7 — Epoxy / Ceramic / Dipped Tantalum Capacitor
    Capacitor 8 — Epoxy / Ceramic / Dipped Tantalum Capacitor
    Capacitor 9 — Epoxy / Ceramic / Dipped Tantalum Capacitor
    Capacitor 10 — Leaded / Tantalum Capacitor — We consider these in the same category as Tantalum SMD
    Capacitor 11 — Leaded / Tantalum Capacitor — We consider these in the same category as Tantalum SMD
    Capacitor 12 — Tantalum SMD (Surface Mount Capacitor)
    Capacitor 13 — Tantalum SMD (Surface Mount Capacitor )
    Capacitor 14 — Tantalum SMD (Surface Mount Capacitor )

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  • #1566
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Tantalum Recycling Corporation

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  • #1581
    jason swallow
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    Ill take some pics of some and post it

  • #1583
    jason swallow
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    How about these?

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  • #1588
    Tantalum Recycling
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    I believe they are except for the one that is indicated electrolytic.

    I am pretty sure as it has a positive sign on this and these are mostly tantalum.

    Can you please take them out of the wrapping and take another picture.

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  • #1590
    spotts
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    in that last pic, does the T mean tantalum, like all those yellow ones?

  • #1594
    Tantalum Recycling
    Tantalum Recycling
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    yes that is correct

  • #1596
    spotts
    spotts
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    dang, I’ve been just throwing them all away not knowing. Thanks for the info.

  • #1597

    tomtan1972
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    Are any of these tantalum?

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  • #1599
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Please take a few better pictures of the black capacitors they are the only ones that are possibly Tantalum.

  • #1603

    tomtan1972
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    Here is a picture of the black ones you requested,hope this picture is better.

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  • #1606
    jason swallow
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    They are all the same the one is just rolled so you cant see the+

  • #1632
    Trey LaParque
    Trey LaParque
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    Thank you, everyone!! this is exactly what info I was in need of…not the purpose of this visit, but definitely desired info!!

  • #1687
    Tantalum Recycling
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Boards with Tantalum Capacitors

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  • #1693

    tomtan1972
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    Please correct me if I am wrong,the only tantalum I see on all the picture’s are the mustard yellow ones (smd’s surface mount capacitors)?Where did the board from the first picture come out of?

  • #1696
    Tantalum Recycling
    Tantalum Recycling
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    There are black SMD Capacitors on those boards as well, but it is hard to see on the pictures.

    The first board came out of an old Telecom Industry item.

  • #1707
    Chris
    Chris
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    Brand new to scrapping. Doing it as a hobby now. This is one of the coolest boards I have found. Any Tantalum on it? I’ve yet to find one of these critters. What about the back? Gold solder?

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  • #1712
    jason swallow
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    Got this from a buddy so i decided to see what was in it.

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  • #1719
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Hello Chris — Unfortunately none of the capacitors on the board are Tantalum Capacitors.

  • #1720
    Tantalum Recycling
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Jason — all of the yellow capacitors are Tantalum and the Brown ones are MLCC Capacitors.

    That is a Great Board!

  • #2031
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Tantalum Silver Capacitors

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  • #2035
    Darksky1x
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    This is an excellent thread! Thank’s to everyone for making it the success it is and sharing some of your valuable knowledge and experience with the rest of us!

  • #2040
    spotts
    spotts
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    Does the MLCC Capacitors have value?

  • #2041
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Yes MLCC SMD Capacitors have a value of $16.50/Lb

    • #2042
      spotts
      spotts
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      Thank you.

  • #2049
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Tantalum Epoxy Capacitors

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  • #2051
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Tantalum Capacitors

  • #2073
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Tantalum Epoxy Capacitors July 3 2015 Delivery — $23.45/Lb

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  • #2075
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Tantalum Hermetic Capacitors — $22.65/Lb

    Tantalum Recycling
    1701 NW 93rd Avenue
    Doral, Florida 33172
    T: 800.805.9150
    E: info@tantalumrecycling.com
    W: http://www.tantalumrecycling.com

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  • #2079
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Tantalum Epoxy Capacitors — $23.45/Lb

    Tantalum Recycling
    1701 NW 93rd Avenue
    Doral, Florida 33712
    T: 800.805.9150
    E: info@tantalumrecycling.com
    W: http://www.tantalumrecycling.com

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  • #2085
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Tantalum Military Capacitors — $30/Lb

    Tantalum Recycling
    1701 NW 93rd Avenue
    Doral, Florida 33172
    T: 800.805.9150
    E: info@tantalumrecycling.com
    W: http://www.tantalumrecycling.com

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  • #2161
    Corlewnson
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    Do yall know of any good places to sell your tantalum capacitors?

  • #2171
    Tantalum Recycling
    Tantalum Recycling
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    Corlewnson;

    We purchase Tantalum Capacitors–

    Our content information is

    Tantalum Recycling Corp
    1701 NW 93rd Avenue
    Doral, Florida 33172
    T: 800.805.9150
    E: info@tantalumrecycling.com
    W: http://www.tantalumrecycling.com

  • #2365
    spotts
    spotts
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    does the capacitors have to be separated before shipping?

  • #2384

    TantalumRecycling
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    Yes it does need to be separated.

  • #2392
    spotts
    spotts
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    sorry for all the questions, but I read that if the number on the board next to the ‘capacitor’ means its tantalum. Is that correct?

  • #2394

    TantalumRecycling
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    I am not sure what you mean by numbers on the board –

    Can you please email me at info@tantalumrecycling.com — and please provide pictures.

  • #2413
    spotts
    spotts
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    this isn’t my pic, but I come across a lot of these. Are they of any value?

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  • #2420

    TantalumRecycling
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    These are NOT Tantalum Capacitors —

  • #2472

    What condition do the Tantalum Capacitors need to be in for you to buy them?

    Also can you help me out with ID’ing these different compositors?

    What type of compositor are these?

    #1
    #2
    #3
    #4
    #5
    #6
    #7
    #8
    #9
    #10

    I did read your post ID’ing other Tantalum compositors. I am just learning about these things and appreciate the help.

  • #2473

    New images

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  • #2477

    TantalumRecycling
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    None of the capacitors in the picture are Tantalum Capacitors

  • #2478

    Do they have any value?

  • #2485

    TantalumRecycling
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    No

  • #2601

    TantalumRecycling
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    Epoxy/Ceramic Capacitors – $17.25/Lb
    SMD Capacitors — $17/Lb
    Hermetic Capacitors – $16/Lb
    Wet Tantalum Capacitors – $35/Lb
    Ag/Ta Capacitors – $47/Lb
    Tantalex Capacitors — $18/Lb

    https://www.facebook.com/tantalumscrap/photos_stream — Pictures of different Tantalum Scrap

  • #2602

    TantalumRecycling
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    Tantalum Black SMD Capacitors

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    TantalumRecycling
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    Tantalum Silver Capacitors Scrap Metal

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  • #2612

    debbiegny
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    Are any of these tantalum?

    Thanks

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  • #2614

    TantalumRecycling
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    Number 4 are Tantalum Bullet Capacitors.

  • #3110

    punkymunk
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    I apparently have been going about the collecting of scrap capacitors wrong over the past year in regards to ceramic & tantalum :/ I thought I read in a few places that all ceramic capacitors have precious metals (a lot containing tantalum too) and that if I am scrapping circuit boards, that I should collect all ceramic & epoxy caps without the need for separation. Basically if there is a “C” on the circuit board, snip and collect. The tall cylindrical aluminum electrolytic caps of course I learned go to aluminum scrap though.

    So… after reading this thread, am I right in the assumption that ceramic & those brittle powdery round brownish-orange caps (tiny rectangle surface mounted MLCC excluded) as well as those bulky rectangle plastic-cased Molded Ceramic contain no precious metals or scrap value and I should leave on the boards for board recycling? Or is there in fact a market for those? I included a picture of a bin of the caps that I have collected.

    Thanks.

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  • #3115

    TantalumRecycling
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    C Means Ceramic and Ceramic has absolutely no value in capacitors produced after 1998.

    Before 1998 the material contained Palladium in the capacitors and this was replaced by Nickel/Leaded Alloy – Which means it is not worth it to scrap at all.

    We only purchase Tantalum Capacitors and even though we see Tantalum Capacitors in your mix there is much more Ceramic then anything else in your pictures.

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