Capacitors

Capacitors are passive devices that are used in almost all electrical circuits for rectification, coupling and tuning. Also known as condensers, a capacitor is simply two electrical conductors separated by an insulating layer called a dielectric. The conductors are usually thin layers of aluminum foil, while the dielectric can be made up of many materials including paper, mylar, polypropylene, ceramic, mica, and even air. Electrolytic capacitors have a dielectric of aluminum oxide which is formed through the application of voltage after the capacitor is assembled. Characteristics of different capacitors are determined by not only the material used for the conductors and dielectric, but also by the thickness and physical spacing of the components.
Capacitor - 630V, Metal Film, Tubular
± 10% tolerance. Non-inductive self healing windings. Polyester film axial lead capacitor. 630 Volts.
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Capacitor - 630V, Polypropylene, radial leads
Polypropylene film capacitor.
  • Tolerance: ±10%
  • Radial leads
  • Voltage rating: 630VDC
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Capacitor - Kemet, R82 Series, Polyester, 5mm Spacing
High quality R82 Series box film capacitors from Kemet. These polyester film capacitors have 5mm lead spacing, a minimum voltage rating of 63VDC, and a tolerance of ±10% or better. The small size, high specifications, and radial mounting makes them an excellent choice for PCB builds of pedals, synthesizer, and other audio equipment. The R82 Series is constructed of metallized polyester film with radial leads of tinned wire. Radial leads are electrically welded to the contact metal layer on the ends of the capacitor winding. The capacitor is encapsulated with thermosetting resin in a box of material meeting the UL 94V–0 requirements.
  • Voltage rating: 63 VDC Minimum
  • Lead Spacing: 5 mm
  • Capacitance tolerance: ±10% or better
  • Operating temperature range of -55˚C to +105˚C
  • RoHS compliance and lead-free terminations
  • Self-healing
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Capacitor - Solen, 630V, Metalized Polypropylene, "Fast"
Made of the highest quality aluminum metalized polypropylene film available. Made in France. This superior concept significantly improved the electrical and mechanical characteristics of the film capacitor. They deliver a high level of performance that has never before been achieved.
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Capacitor - Jupiter, Yellow Vintage Tone Capacitors, Polyester, Axial Lead
Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone Capacitors Aluminum Foil Mylar 1960's Style Build. Modeled after the Yellow Astron and Blue Molded capacitors used in American amplifiers of the 50’s and 60’s. Made in the USA of US-made materials.
  • Tone: Very Creamy Break-up.
  • Construction: Polyester/Aluminum Foil/Tape Wrap
  • Tolerance: +/-10%
  • Operating temperature: -55C - 85C, derate 50% at 125C.
  • Leads: 20awg Tinned Copper
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Application: Guitar Amplifier, Guitar Tone Control, Vintage Electronics
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Capacitor - SoZo, 200V, .68 µF, NexGen Yellow Mustard Vintage
SoZo's Yellow Mustard line of polyester film tube amp capacitors have been thoroughly tested by LA’s best tube amp builders. They are handmade to exact vintage specs, and beat everything available, even in high gain situations.
After years of painstaking research and development, in 2003 SoZo Amplification began manufacturing the SoZo Mustard Cap™ capacitors, which quickly caught on among discriminating musicians and amp designers. Now, hundreds of thousands of capacitors later, SoZo has engineered capacitor product lines optimized for different products, including amps by Marshall™, Fender®, Vox®, HiWatt, and others, as well as professional sound gear from Neve, API, Neumann, Universal Audio, Urei, and virtually any quality gear from the 1950s on.
These caps are successful recreations of the originals and are superbly built and excellent-sounding caps. When one considers the audio signal passes through as many as ten capacitors before exiting the amplifier, you can see how these components play an extremely large role in the tone of the amplifier.
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