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Old 26th July 2008, 08:54 AM   #1
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Default Who make the best 10,000uf capacitors

I need to buy twelve 10,000uF capacitors for 2 power supplies (ie one for each channel).
Who make the best 10,000uf caps?
Who make the best value 10,000 uf caps?
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Old 26th July 2008, 11:30 AM   #2
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You havent specified what voltage.
Use more smaller ones. cheaper and better if laid out correctly. Do the sums and you'll see what I mean.

And that much capacitance is completely ridiculous for anything capable of being plugged into a normal outlet.

I suggest you do some more research on power supply theory.

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Old 26th July 2008, 05:26 PM   #3
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It's not unusual to see 60000uF per channel in ClassA amps, OzMikeH

Which are 'best' - what does that mean anyway? - I don't know, but Panasonic TS-HA I consider a good bang for the buck.

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Old 26th July 2008, 06:26 PM   #4
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It's not unusual to see 60000uF per channel in ClassA amps
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These caps are from a Mark Levinson power supply.
Where John Curl have been designer of amplifiers.
A close up of this power supply ( See Attachment ) shows they are PHILIPS electrolyts.
Now there are other making very good electrolyts.

http://corporate.evoxrifa.com/
May I suggest a visit to RIFA website. Evox RIFA capacitors.
They have very high class big capacitors.
They are often WHITE.
Here is their
Electroytic Capacitors Application Guide in PDF
http://www.evoxrifa.com/electrolytic...c_appguide.pdf
Here is another interesting paper:
HIGH VOLTAGE ALUMINUM ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS:
WHERE IS THE LIMIT?
http://www.evoxrifa.com/technote_pdf...tage_limit.pdf


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Old 26th July 2008, 07:13 PM   #5
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Nichicon KG's are very good. Likely among the best.

The others to try are the slit foil, 'DNM's T-Network', capacitors from BHC, of course, but specifically the DNM brand 'sourced' type.
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Old 27th July 2008, 12:03 AM   #6
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I would like them at least rated to 35V
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Old 30th July 2008, 11:48 AM   #8
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Epcos Sikorel look good
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Old 30th July 2008, 12:33 PM   #9
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Elna Cerafine were great, but no longer made (I sold a whole bunch of 10000uF/100V about a year ago)

For higher voltage 80V/100V and higher capacitance, I have been using Mundorf. Expensive but very good
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Sikorel, have a thick wallet handy... they are on average at least 4 times the price of other caps with similar voltage//capacitance...
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