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 - Jupiter, Red Astron Capacitors, Tin Foil, Axial Lead
Modeled after the legendary capacitors, the Jupiter Red Astron capacitors have a similar style to the vintage capacitors to give a very authentic tone and look, yet with high reliability and longevity. This phenolic case potted tin foil and mylar capacitor yields a uniquely vintage tone perfect for guitar amplifiers and vintage audio amplifiers alike.
- Construction: Polyester/Tin Foil
- Case: Potted Phenolic Paper
- Tolerance: +/-10%
- Operating temperature: -55C – 85C, derate 50% at 125C.
- Leads: 20AWG Tinned Copper
- Application: Guitar Amplifier, Guitar Tone Control, Vintage Audio Amplifier
- Made in the USA of US-made materials.
Starting at $13.25
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