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Old 5th November 2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default New 10u/16V WIMA film caps

I got a demo board from one of my suppliers which used a 10uF/16V cap from WIMA -- I think that this series MKS2-XL is pretty recent ROHS compliant -- this should be a great coupling cap or for use in a filter. Backlog on this part is 4 to 6 weeks.
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Old 5th November 2007, 10:31 AM   #2
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Hopefully Wima are better tha they used to be?, historically Wima were the most unreliable capacitors made!.

Still - it made repairing easy - you just changed every Wima capacitor, cured probably 95% of faults.
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Hopefully Wima are better tha they used to be?, historically Wima were the most unreliable capacitors made!.

Still - it made repairing easy - you just changed every Wima capacitor, cured probably 95% of faults.
I've never had a WIMA fail.
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Old 5th November 2007, 11:06 AM   #4
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I've used them extensively for years, never had a single problem either (other than ones caused by me accidentally burning the case with my soldering iron).
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I've never had a WIMA fail.
You're obviously all too young!

Like I said, you used to be able to repair items just by changing the Wima capacitors - no meter or fault finding required.
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You're obviously all too young!

Like I said, you used to be able to repair items just by changing the Wima capacitors - no meter or fault finding required.
I go back to the days when Heathkit was making airplanes...and I think that SY is my senior. Of course, back then you didn't see a WIMA unless it was in a Telefunken radio (I guess).

I have blown up a lot of caps -- here's my favorite as it went off like a shotgun shell -- mother nature doesn't like it when you exceed the voltage rating in a cockroft-walton multiplier:

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I have speakers from the early seventies.... Apparently the red Wimas were available then allready.... cause they are in there...

I love Wimas, even the plain polyester types.
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70's are far to late - it was 60's and 50's where Wima capacitors were absolute crap!
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Old 6th November 2007, 12:46 PM   #9
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I got a demo board from one of my suppliers which used a 10uF/16V cap from WIMA -- I think that this series MKS2-XL is pretty recent ROHS compliant -- this should be a great coupling cap or for use in a filter. Backlog on this part is 4 to 6 weeks.
I've some Sample. Very nice "size". Easy to fit on a PCB. Can be used to replace chimical caps in coupling application too.

You also have the big sister...

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Don't try to use it in SMD board...
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this one is pretty dimunitive:

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