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Mr. M-500t

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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:07 pm

Capacitors

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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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:15 pm

Re: Capacitors

Yes.
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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:22 pm

Re: Capacitors

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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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:24 pm

Re: Capacitors

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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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:58 pm

Re: Capacitors

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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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:10 pm

Re: Capacitors

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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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:57 pm

Re: Capacitors

Thanks angelod307. Any recommendations on manufactures and maybe a link for purchasing ?
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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:45 pm

Re: Capacitors

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.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:56 pm

Re: Capacitors

Thank you BillD. O:)
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Post Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:53 am

Re: Capacitors

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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Post Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:46 am

Re: Capacitors

Thanks Jesse, I've been browsing both of those places. O:)
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Post Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:55 pm

Re: Capacitors

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.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:23 pm

Re: Capacitors

So' what's this ripple current all about anyways BillD ? 8-[
I ordered the originals from DigiKey btw ! :)
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Post Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:32 pm

Ripple Current...

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
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.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Post Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:43 pm

Re: Capacitors

Don't be so sensitive you wussy! :-({|= Go to bed..............................Gezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ! :D
I know you know ! 8)
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