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Post Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:47 pm


The amps I am building call for a 390uf 450v cap(seven per amp) and I am wondering which brand is best, and if I can get better performance from say a 450v 500uf or even a 450v 1k uf cap...
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Post Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:19 pm

Re: Capacitors...

THIS CAP has the highest ripple current in the class you were looking at. Couldn't find its ESR listed (probably not the lowest). Is this a power supply cap? How much current does it need to draw?
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