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Where can i find Obsolete striped poly capacitors? or what is a good replacement?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Guest, Nov 11, 2003.

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am trying to repair an old PCB and it has several of the old style capacitors that look like resistors on them,
    I am trying to find a place that still sells these NOS possibly, but at the very least what is the best
    replacement because i've found a million different types of caps, which are the most identical to
    the obsolete ones and function?

    Please remove SPAM from the email address if responding by email, thanks.
     
  2. Patch

    Patch Guest

    capacitors that look like resistors on them,
    the very least what is the best
    I haven't encountered any of those in many years. We always replaced
    everyone we found as they were always bad. Any cap of equal value & voltage
    rating will work.
     
  3. John Del

    John Del Guest

    Subject: Where can i find Obsolete striped poly capacitors? or what is a good

    There is NO advantage to these capacitors, except to sell them on ebay to fools
    who want these for some reason.*

    Replace with any quality capacitor of the same rating, voltage, and type. For
    most electronic uses, the Sprague 715 or 716P are excellent subs that will
    outlast what they're put in.

    John

    *I actually know the reason. People restoring electronics like to have
    original parts in their equipment even though they can't be seen below the
    chassis. I have lots of vintage audio gear and old radios, and I always use
    modern replacements for capacitors, resistors, and rectifiers. Years ago I
    restored a Philco cathedral for a guy who wanted all the paper caps and wet
    electrolytic cans "restuffed". I charged him for time and material and it
    wasn't cheap.
     
  4. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    Museum quality repair...thats what I call it.
    Jeff
     
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