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Old 31st May 2007, 09:20 PM   #1
rnzr is offline rnzr  Estonia
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Default Capacitor help please!

I replaced my Phonobox SE electrolyic caps with BlackGates and sadly i did touch one other cap on the board with my soldering iron...
It says "68nK 100" on it. And i gues it's MKP/MKT type...

Wondered what is nK? same as nanofarads - nF?

There are 2 of them on board. I need something to replace them so suggestions are welcome (for better ones too), their body length is 7,5mm.

Thanks, Ronald
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Old 31st May 2007, 09:54 PM   #2
sandyK is offline sandyK  Australia
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Default Capacitor help please

Judging by the photo, there doesn't seem to be anything special about them, such as close tolerance,polypropylene, etc.
I would just replace them with the "cheap as chips" 68nF 100V 5mm pitch poly caps from your local electronics store.

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Old 31st May 2007, 10:06 PM   #3
aerius is offline aerius  Canada
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68nF, 10% tolerance, 100V. They look like generic caps as far as I can tell, if you have the full schematic of the phonostage you can figure out what those caps are for and how much of a difference an upgrade is likely to make.
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Old 31st May 2007, 10:19 PM   #4
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K is tolerence 10%
J is 5%

Although it may look a bit horrible it is actually very unlikey that you have done any damage to it.

As already stated it isn't anything special.
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Old 31st May 2007, 10:25 PM   #5
rnzr is offline rnzr  Estonia
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Thanks for reply's!
I guess i use Wima MKS-2 caps then, they are quality ones.
Don't have the schematic and cant find it too.

I guess if i use 63V ones instead of 100V like they was originally it's more than enough cause the Phonobox SE input voltage is ~16VAC.

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