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 Post subject: Strange caps
PostPosted: Feb Wed 06, 2019 2:43 am 
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Are these caps they are new to me ? They say Selkar and I take it .004 is in MFD ? The radio is Jewel 535 clock radio bakelite. Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Strange caps
PostPosted: Feb Wed 06, 2019 2:59 am 
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well, 0.004 is not a resistor.......:)

If you have it, the schematic should tell us what they are

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 Post subject: Re: Strange caps
PostPosted: Feb Wed 06, 2019 4:04 am 
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pixellany wrote:
well, 0.004 is not a resistor.......:)

If you have it, the schematic should tell us what they are


Ha ha that was good one lol

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 Post subject: Re: Strange caps
PostPosted: Feb Wed 06, 2019 5:43 am 
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Oh, that's a lo-fat or lite cap. :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Strange caps
PostPosted: Feb Wed 06, 2019 5:46 am 
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I've seen those in only two places - the Progressive Radio Edu-Kit, and a Jewel radio.
They are extremely cheap caps.

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 Post subject: Re: Strange caps
PostPosted: Feb Wed 06, 2019 6:26 am 
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Guess it's not going to be re-stuffed. There just little baby caps that have not grown up yet. Apply 630 volts, then they will grow up.


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 Post subject: Re: Strange caps
PostPosted: Feb Thu 07, 2019 12:05 am 
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My guess is that they are only rated at 200 volts. That's a little low for AC-DC sets, but it wasn't uncommon in the old days. A 630 volt yellow cap will replace them just fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Strange caps
PostPosted: Feb Thu 07, 2019 4:51 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the comments I will go ahead and switch them out with the yellow 630V ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Strange caps
PostPosted: Feb Sat 09, 2019 12:10 am 
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Back in my day they called that "Rollin them tight" 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Strange caps
PostPosted: Feb Thu 14, 2019 9:54 pm 
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thunderbird281 wrote:
Guess it's not going to be re-stuffed. There just little baby caps that have not grown up yet. Apply 630 volts, then they will grow up.


Did you mean blow up ? :D

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