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 - F&T, Multi-Section, Electrolytic
Made in Germany. 1-⅜" x 2". Clamp required. Similar to LCR.
Starting at $9.95
Capacitor - 500V, 50/50μF, Electrolytic
This low ripple capacitor tests superior to any other capacitor of its value currently being made. Commonly used as filter capacitors in guitar amps. 50 μF + 50 μF @ 500 VDC. 1 3/8" diameter x 2 3/16" tall. Requires clamp - S-H122. Replacement for LCR.
Capacitor - JJ Electronics, 500V, 50/50µF, Electrolytic
Same diameter as LCR. Great for use in Marshall amplifiers. 1-3/8" diameter x 2" tall. S-H122 is a good mounting clamp for this can
Capacitor - Sprague Atom, Aluminum Electrolytic
Aluminum Capacitors +85 °C, axial lead. The best electrolytic money can buy. Features:
- Low leakage current
- Long shelf life
- Ideal for application in TV sets, auto radios, radio-phone combinations, electronic testing equipment
Starting at $2.69
Capacitor - Mod® Electronics, Aluminum Electrolytic, 105°C, Axial Lead
Mod® Electronics electrolytic capacitors provide builders with quality capacitors that offer long-lasting performance at the highest degree. These capacitors are designed with tube amplifiers in mind; each capacitor is rated at 105°C. This temperature rating provides a highly-stable capacitance in any device, be it vacuum tube or solid state. The Mod® electrolytic capacitor line features capacitance values that are common in many vintage amplifiers but are not readily available today. Builders and techs can confidently use these capacitors to match the original specifications of their equipment.
Starting at $0.35