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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Al, Dec 11, 2007.

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  1. Al

    Al Guest


    I've actually done this myself when I couldn't find an exact replacement
    capacitor. I took apart the defective one carefully and mounted a modern
    close equivalent inside and resembled it into the circuit. It then worked
    perfectly. I did it because of the capacitor's form factor and mounting

    I've also done this for an old capacitor which had triple caps inside one
    case. Since I couldn't find a replacement, I fit 3 equivalents inside,
    sealed it up again and voila!

    But, I wasn't selling them.

    I suppose someday, when someone acquires my antique and needs to replace the
    capacitor, they might be astonished.

    Many moons ago, I had an old car in which the rectifier tube died in the
    tube radio. I replaced it with a solid state diode. Worked great! No one
    would be the wiser until they opened the case.

  2. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    For restoring antiques, where looks is very important, puting modern
    caps inside the shell of older ones is the only way to go - most
    especially in the case of the liquid electrolyte aluminums.
    Rewinding burnt IF windings is a snap and ther can be no objections
    unless the coil form got carbonized or cracked/broken making it
    necessary to replace...
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