(Topic ID: 243049)

Does Size Realy Matter? (Cap Question)

By mstire

31 days ago

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#1 31 days ago

Does the physical size of a capacitor make a difference if the values are correct?
My new one is 10,000 mfd 25 volt (Pinrepair says 10K to 15K is okay)
The original I want to replace is 11,000 mfd 25 volt. The new one is tiny compared to the original.

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#2 31 days ago

You should be fine with the new capacitor: It's within 10% of the original, and tolerances of electrolytic capacitors being what they are, and given how they degrade as they age, I'm sure the new one is actually better spec than the old. Technology for electrolytics has improved dramatically over the years accounting for the much smaller size.

#3 31 days ago

Makes sense. I was wondering if improved technology played a role in smaller packaging.

Sure is going to look lost on that board.

#4 31 days ago

Modern manufacturing techniques reduces the physical size of the capacitor.

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