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Old 4th August 2009, 01:47 AM   #1
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Default Panasonic FC Dirt Cheap

I found these (Panasonic FC 2200uF/50v) "by-polarized" on eBay $16/10 incl shipping, compare to $2.60 each at digikey. No one is counterfeiting these things are they?

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Old 4th August 2009, 02:11 AM   #2
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They will counterfeit anything nowadays

My guess is they're either 1) surplus and just fine or 2) out of tolerance "seconds".

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Old 4th August 2009, 02:21 AM   #3
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They certainly don't look like bipolar capacitors.

I wouldn't bother since some low ESR 2200uF, 50v capacitors are only $1.49 each at Mouser, or $1.25 each in quantities of 25 or more.
http://mouser.com/Search/ProductDeta...R%2f8ujO6b0%3d
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Old 4th August 2009, 09:40 PM   #4
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hello.
these are normal (not bipolar/non polarised) elco's with plus and minus poles.
i have bought some here in A.
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Old 4th August 2009, 10:11 PM   #5
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might be a 'lost in translation' sort of thing ...


after all -

http://myworld.ebay.com/lovelyleila2008/

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B, ], China

温州, 浙江省, China

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Old 4th August 2009, 10:15 PM   #6
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I thought it was amusing they say "by-polar", then clearly show the negative lead...

I have no way of confirming they are actually 2200uF, so I'll just have to take their word for it.
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if they do not know what product they are offering, then why should you "take their word for it"?
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Old 7th August 2009, 09:50 PM   #8
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if they do not know what product they are offering, then why should you "take their word for it"?
Ebay seller from China, what do I have to worry about?
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Old 20th August 2009, 02:47 PM   #9
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Just wanted to report that I received my caps from lovelyleila2008 ebay vendor and they appear fine. Took 2 weeks. I've tested for esr, consistent .02 ohm, the weight is about right, so is the cap and bung. The color is a bit off, the FCs are typically a dark blue, these are black like some FMs I have. Included was the 50 count bag that Panasonic ships these in. My only issue is that they were packed in an envelope and are a little bit scuffed from rubbing other caps, but not too bad. A real bargain if you want FCs.
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The color is a bit off, the FCs are typically a dark blue, these are black like some FMs I have.
I buy a lot of Panasonic FC from digikey and they're all dark blue in color, so no reason for them to be black, if in doub you could ask the manufacturer.
Anyway it's dirt cheap usd1.58/pc plus free shipping
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