haunted house cabinet capacitors?

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haunted house cabinet capacitors?

By silver_spinner

7 months ago

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#1 7 months ago

getting ready to go over this haunted house.
the 2 caps in the bottom of cabinet.:
the stock 4100uf 50 v is still there.
what are acceptable values to change this cap to?

someone already changed out the 6800uf 25v cap years and years ago with a 18000uf 20v cap.
i want to replace both caps.
should i use another 18000uf cap (35v) in its place? (instead of the 6800uf original it actually calls for)?
i read elsewhere that anything over 12000uf may put to much of a strain on that bridge?

#2 7 months ago


#3 7 months ago

Here's one of them:


Not sure what the other one is for. I don't have an HH manual handy at the moment.

#4 7 months ago

Here is a pic of schematic.

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#5 7 months ago

im really curious about the 4100uf cap. i dont see anyone mentioning that on past posts but being 35 years plus old now, seems like they should be changed.
with what is the question? does it have to be identical?

#6 7 months ago

C2 is 4800uf 50v, schematic may look muddy there but I verified mine.
Caps are cheap just change them out for fresh ones. As far as identical- keep the uf as close as possible more uf creates more initial strain. Voltages should be the same or little higher, 35v in place of 25v but never lower as it will most likely pop.

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