[amsat-bb] Re: 6800 uF electrolitic capacitor purchased in Cina

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Mon Sep 5 23:35:48 PDT 2011

On Tue, 6 Sep 2011 00:32:36 +0200
"i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Just for curiosity please look at this 6800 uF electrolitic capacitor purchased in Cina !
> http://sinocom.ru/attachment.php?attachmentid=2124&d=1302278111
> The left capacitor is encapsulated in original conditions while the right capacitor has
> been decapsulated.

This is old, old stuff.  The backstory to is is that it's an *American* device, not Chinese, and it was done that way to disguise fitting a more modern capacitor into a vintage amplifier.

I can't remember why they went with 2200μF instead of 6800μF - possibly the guy that did it felt that 2200μF was adequate.  It was over a decade ago when I first saw it along with the writeup ;-)

Gordon JC Pearce MM0YEQ <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>

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