Capacitors

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Capacitors

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:07 pm

I have the old caps out of my TFM-15cb.
They are 15000UF (M) 50V +85deg
I think their made by Mallory. Not sure though. Says Japan on them.
My question is can I use caps with a +105 deg rating ?

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Re: Capacitors

Post by treitz3 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:15 pm

Yes.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

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Re: Capacitors

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:22 pm

How do you know so much Tom ? Hmmmmmmm
Seems to me as long as I don't go below the rated operating temp spec I should be just fine Huh ?

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Re: Capacitors

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:24 pm

How about that Coil Relay just in case the one I bought off eBay doesn't show up ? [-o< [-o< [-o<
Theres a lot of 67 on there but I don't think I need that many ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Capacitors

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:58 pm

That's it ?
The only one that's going to help me out is The Record Cleaner Guy ? [-o< [-o< [-o<

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Re: Capacitors

Post by angelod307 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:10 pm

any cap of that value and more important the correct pin spacing should be fine.85c or 105c,doesn't matter sound wise, just how good the cap or how long i should say for it's expected life cycle.
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Re: Capacitors

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:57 pm

Thanks angelod307. Any recommendations on manufactures and maybe a link for purchasing ?

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Re: Capacitors

Post by BillD » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:45 pm

THose look to be Panasonic caps. Yes, you can use 105ºC caps (in fact, you should). You want low impedance high ripple current caps for power supplies. If buying Nichicon caps, the PW series is good.
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Re: Capacitors

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:56 pm

Thank you BillD. O:)

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Re: Capacitors

Post by F1nut » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:53 am

Definitely Panasonic caps and I agree with Bill, get the 105º version.

Mouser and Digikey are good sources for relays. They will also have the caps.
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Re: Capacitors

Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:46 am

Thanks Jesse, I've been browsing both of those places. O:)

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Re: Capacitors

Post by BillD » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:55 pm

It looks to me that the 105ºC replacement cap is THIS ONE, but it might be too tall. You'll have to measure. THe exact replacement cap (85ºC) appears to be THIS ORIGINAL ONE. I'd say it's a toss up between the caps, because the original one has a higher ripple current than the 105ºC cap.
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Re: Capacitors

Post by Mr. M-500t » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:23 pm

So' what's this ripple current all about anyways BillD ? 8-[
I ordered the originals from DigiKey btw ! :)

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Ripple Current...

Post by treitz3 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:32 pm

Ridin' the waves, baby! Ridin' the waves.....

That said, since you had no faith in me, I'm goin' to bed and ignoring your question. Slacker. :D
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Re: Capacitors

Post by Mr. M-500t » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:43 pm

Don't be so sensitive you wussy! :-({|= Go to bed..............................Gezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ! :D
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