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Source for radial electrolytic caps?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Mexitele Blues, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Mexitele Blues

    Mexitele Blues Tele-Afflicted

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    I bought a Rivera Hundred Duo Twelve that has never been serviced, and I'm looking for the right filter cap replacements. I've been all over Mouser and Digikey and have found a couple that meet the spec, but they are a brand I've never seen used in amplifiers, and may or may not have the correct lead spacing.

    Where do you source your radial electrolytics?
     
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    I have used Mouser. What sizes are you looking for? What brands do they have?
     
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    Mouser. Everything on Mouser is good to go. I try to buy Nichicon everything and it works out well since they have a massive catalog.

    What about lead spacing are you unsure about? It should be all specified.
     
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    Looking for 330uf & 100uf at 250V. Most of what comes up is Nichicon, which I have no experience with. Every filter cap I've replaced up to this point has been axial F&T.

    Sounds like you have had good experiences with Nichicon so maybe I don't need to be so wary. The lead spacing is all over Mouser but I haven't pulled the originals yet to verify what spacing I need.
     
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    I don't hesitate to use Nichicon. I try to get the higher life versions.
     
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    Nichicon is fine. In many of their ranges they have 85c and 105c temp versions. Either is good.
     
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    Nichicon is top shelf. No worries.
     
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    Good to know, fellas. Much appreciated.
     
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    Pro tip : parse the entire part number, make sure you understand all the coded designations. There is a supplemental datasheet, if necessary, on each page that has extended part number codes for like kinked leads etc. Sometimes the primary datasheet doesn't explain the entire part number and sometimes the Mouser data is incomplete. I have ended up with wacky leads on occasion because I didn't examine the entire part number.

    Shopping on Mouser is like, really hard.
     
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