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Old 4th March 2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Question Real or fake Elna Silmic II capacitors

http://cgi.ebay.de/ELNA-SILMIC-II-33...ayphotohosting What do you think - Are they real or fake?
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Old 4th March 2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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Addendum: Had a look at the Elna catalog, Silmics there appear to be with light brown sleeve and white overprint, lettering looks different. Emailed to Elna with pointer to the auction. Hope to get response.
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Old 4th March 2009, 02:43 PM   #3
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The printing looks genuine... but there is so many different elna cap ... I have no idea..

my experience with china is mostly bad :

- good parts on some products but bad designs : bad copy of usa circuits...

- fake parts : opamps, cheap transfo


If your very lucky it could be the real deal.... if in doubt DONT buy

There is huge manufactures of high quality caps in germany ... why buy the china products.... I just don't get it
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Old 4th March 2009, 02:45 PM   #4
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yes, i have 50 V elna with 1000uf. they are gray brown , the lettering is also white !!! but It doenst mean anything, so many different kind of elna ))))
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Old 4th March 2009, 02:49 PM   #5
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Had a closer look to the catalog: 50V 3300F are not listed, wires have uneven lenghts. So Im quite sure they are fake.
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Old 4th March 2009, 02:50 PM   #6
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Buy in Germany !!!

Are you building a power supply ? I got nice ideas
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Old 4th March 2009, 03:15 PM   #7
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Youre so right, Mr. Gabdx1 ...

Im about to tweak my SymAsym amps (fully active 3-way), want to try Silmics onboard of the mid amps driving E.J. Jordan JX92s.
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Is it to be used in the power supply ?
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Old 4th March 2009, 03:52 PM   #9
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Nope ... But I eager to know your ideas, got another amp project on the shelf ...
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Old 4th March 2009, 04:42 PM   #10
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For capacitor.. like boothstrap they say ... good ones are nichicon
I use them and I can't complain.

Otherwise blackgates are good too... I have some that I should use one day lol.
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