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Favorite Electrolytic Cap types?
« on: January 16, 2016, 10:34:15 PM »
While certainly not the only option for e-caps, it seems that Nichicon is one of the more highly thought of brands, so I will use them as an example. 

I am putting together an order for a Zenith x930 with the 20XT20 chassis, which is a solid state unit. (until this point I have only worked on tube systems.) I have used the Nichicon UCS series for their pencil-style construction as they come in handy when restuffing multi-section caps due to their small diameter.  I also try to use 105C rated whenever possible. 

My question is, are Nichicon's audio rated e-caps a better choice for a chassis with no electrolytic voltage requirements over 50v or are they more $$$ with only minimal improvement?  I would like to start using mouser/digi-key for ordering from now on and would like to better understand all of the capacitor options.

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Re: Favorite Electrolytic Cap types?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 01:11:35 AM »
I use generic electrolytics from Antique Electronics Supply or Sal's Capacitor Corner.  The generics work just as well as high dollar name brands.  It's a lot like medicine... generic medicine is always much cheaper than brand name medicine, and works just as good.
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Re: Favorite Electrolytic Cap types?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 01:23:38 PM »
It may be very speculative since these new capacitors will be old someday.

Ive been using Illinois Capacitor from Allied electronics, rated 105 C. I also buy from JustRadios in Canada.
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Re: Favorite Electrolytic Cap types?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2016, 11:45:22 PM »
Larry's comments are spot on as far as I'm concerned.   :)
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