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  1. Sparkey

    Sparkey Guest

    Hi;

    I'm in the processs of replacing electro. caps in an old Roberts
    Reel to Reel deck.

    There are some questionable electro. caps that I'm trying to replace.
    These are the old "can" style caps and the color codes are written in
    Japanese (I believe) on the side of the can. There are 3 color dots;
    yellow, white and red but I don't know which value they're supposed
    to be as the sections all read low.

    Can anyone tell from the side of the can what the designations are?
    If so, please take a look at the picture on my site posted.
    http://members.aol.com/ta7205/MVC-084f.jpg
    (I promise it's spam and virus free.)

    I appreciate any help.
    Thanks,
    Sparkey
     
  2. Meat Plow

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    Go to http://babelfish.altavista.com and see if you can translate the
    color of the dots from english to japanese.
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  3. spam

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    Sparkey,

    In your photo of the cap, note that the rating is 250 WV *AC*, as in
    "alternating current."
     
  4. N Cook

    N Cook Guest

    try posting to soc.culture.japan
    someone there might translate it well enough or know of a non-kanji
    jp.electronics/sci/tec group
    Post back here if you find a mor relevant group
     

  5. What is the model number? Someone might have a manual.


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  6. Those are the motor run capacitors. There are two seperate
    capacitors. "X" or "Y" type capacitors would be suitible replacements.


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  7. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    "1969". How's that for a plain-and-simple date code? Can't get much clearer
    than that...
     
  8. My guess - this has an AC motor for the deck. The capacitor is the start /
    run cap for the motor.
     
  9. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    The ratings are right there in english as well, it's a 2 section cap
    consisting of a 1uF and 2uF capacitor in the same can, both rated 250V
    AC, so non-polar electrolytics. You can replace them with two separate
    capacitors.
     
  10. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Did you miss the 1.0uF, 2.0uF and 250V in English ?

    I imagine that's a motor run cap.

    Graham
     
  11. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    nothing to translate.
    it's all there.
    2.0 Uf 250 WV (working volts) AC (NON polarized)
    if you ask me, it looks like a bellast cap/
     
  12. DaveM

    DaveM Guest

    Of course the OP can read the values of the capacitor's sections, but he needs
    someone who can translate the colors of the dots, which will tell him which
    terminal is the 1.0uF and which is the 2.0uF. The American-made multisection
    can capacitors of days gone by had symbols (circle/semicircle/square/triangle
    etc) to identify which terminals had what capacitance values. These Japanese
    units used color dots to indicate which terminal was which. I tried to get
    BabelFish and a shareware program called MultiTranse to translate the colors,
    but didn't get anything near the symbols on the capacitor. Maybe I wasn't using
    the right font/character set??? Don't know much about the Japanese language or
    their symbology.
    Maybe there is someone lurking in here that could translate the colors for the
    OP??????

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  13. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    The terminal colours need translating ...

    Arfa
     
  14. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    The 2.0uF would appear to be red - see

    http://www.solon.org/cgi-bin/j-e/dosearch?L=E&T=red&I=on&IK=on

    Maybe you can work out the 1u and common from that ?

    Arfa
     
  15. DaveM

    DaveM Guest

    Wow.. how did you find that site?? Good show!!!
    If I read the symbols correctly, looks like the White dot is the 1uF terminal;
    that leaves the Yellow as common. Hope that logic holds true.
    Strangely, I didn't see any symbols that translated to yellow that looked even
    remotely like the symbol for the common terminal.

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  16. Wow.. how did you find that site?? Good show!!!
    Wouldn't the use of a simple cap meter sort this out?
     
  17. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    It would, if the caps were not reading low, as the OP said in his first
    post. If the 2u section has dropped below 1u, then it would be hard to
    identify for sure, by this method. About the only possible hope would be
    that both sections had gone low together, so the 1u section still read lower
    than the 2u. It should be easy enough to work out which is the common
    though, because with the common open, both caps are effectively in series,
    so the cap meter lead combination that gives the lowest reading permed from
    any two out of the three pins, shows the common pin to be the one that was
    left open during that reading.

    Arfa
     
  18. Geo

    Geo Guest

    from the same site, look at ixeroo on this page - matches the yellow terminal:-

    http://www.solon.org/cgi-bin/j-e/dosearch?L=E&T=yellow&I=on&IK=on


    Geo
     
  19. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    Does the motor it connects to have a wiring diagram on it? Many do, and
    if not, he could ohm out the windings to figure out which way to connect it.
     
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