(Topic ID: 252514)

Which disk capacitor rating for target switches (Stern "Stars")?

By AgentX

4 months ago

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  • Stars Stern Electronics, 1978
#1 4 months ago

First, I apologize for even cluttering up the forums with this post. There really *is no* reason that I should need to ask this question...

But, since I can't find the exact (correct) answer online, I'm asking for clarification on the exact capacitance rating for the switches (https://photos.app.goo.gl/ysJYqPNcqtD6UnCj6) on each static stand-up target under the playfield on my Stern Stars...the best guess I have is that it's .5 uf @ 100V, but I don't like guesswork when it comes to capacitance.

Thanks in advance!

#2 4 months ago

In this case it's not an exact science. I've used some .01 uf caps I had laying around and they work fine.

.047 uf is commonly available and is a good replacement for the original .05's.

#3 4 months ago

Originals are .05 uf @ 50 volts. Can be replaced with .047 uf @ 50 volts.

#4 4 months ago

Thanks, all. I was close!

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