[AMRadio] Request for Most Common Capacitor Values to be Reproduced

Larry WA9VRH wa9vrh at dishmail.net
Mon May 3 19:58:22 EDT 2010

Hi Todd and All,

Instead of re-inventing the wheel why don't we use one of our own who is 
already in the business?

I refer to Tom N0JMY at Hayseed Hamfest.  The name does NOT reflect the 
quality of his products. He is building custom electrolytics but certainly 
could come up with a list of common caps.

Tom's a good guy with many satisified customers.  I believe we should try to 
keep this kind of products from within if possible.

73 Lary WA9VRH

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 5:31 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Request for Most Common Capacitor Values to be Reproduced

> Sorry for the multiple list posting, but time is short and max input is 
> desired.
> Got a call from a friend this afternoon who is talking with a
> capacitor manufacturer about producing some caps for the radio, guitar
> amp, and audio crowd. We've talked about this in the past but never
> got to it. Now it looks like it will happen.
> The question is, what values would be the most handy to have supplied
> into the future for restoring old gear? Obviously we can't do a lot of
> oddball values as we're mainly looking for values that will sell well
> and be attractive from a production prospective. The few that popped
> to mind for me were:
> .1, .01, and .47 mfd at both 400 and 600 vdc. I also specified axial
> lead instead of the radial leads found on Orange drops since axial
> leads are better suited to our needs. I'm looking for other values
> that are likely to be encountered often enough to warrant production.
> Maybe 6-12 different values to choose from. These would be caps used
> for bypassing and such, not filtering. I suspect we could get them
> 'banded' for the foil side as well if folks feel that is important
> enough.
> The meeting is set for tomorrow, so timely input is critical. We're
> *not* looking for a list of manufacturers who already make caps as we
> believe more is better in this case. Some values are already getting
> difficult to find.
> TNX -
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ/4
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