Carver Platinum Non Polarized or Polypropylene

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elshout
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Carver Platinum Non Polarized or Polypropylene

Post by elshout » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:33 am

Help!

I have a pair of Carver Platinum Mark IV speakers (since new). I need to replace the C1 capacitor in the crossover.

The current capacitor is a 100uf 100volt Non Polarized Capacitor. See picture and schematic that I attached. My question is can this be replaced with a standard Polypropylene capacitor? Are the Polypropylene capacitors polarized?

The reason I would like to go with another capacitor is I would like to have a higher voltage rating. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Carver Platinum Non Polarized or Polypropylene

Post by radioeng2 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:16 pm

Non-polar electrolytics are basically a pair of convential electrolytics, turned opposite directions inside a single package. Never regarded as a great audio circuit choice.

Absolutely change them. Poly props are not polarized. Would be best to change in both sides of the speaker stereo pair.

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Re: Carver Platinum Non Polarized or Polypropylene

Post by elshout » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:44 pm

Thanks Mark. They will get changed ASAP! \:D/

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