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Old 11th March 2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Need 10uF audio capacitors. Which brand if ordered from Mouser or Digikey?

I am looking for 10uF capacitors to add to my existing order with either Mouser or Digikey. The caps will go into EPI speaker crossovers so I need polypropylene axial with at least 50V rating.

I have browsed thru their catalog but only see Cornell Dubilier, Illinois or Gentech caps that are 10uF, poly and axial. Are any of those good for crossover? If not, what other alternatives do I have. I do not want to start new order with Parts-Express to get Daytons as I would pay shipping for just the caps. They do not have the other parts I need.

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Old 11th March 2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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Old 11th March 2011, 02:22 PM   #3
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Old 11th March 2011, 02:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for replies. Unfortunately, Wima is out of stock and I do not want to start new order with PE so Daytons are not an option for me at this time.
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Old 11th March 2011, 10:38 PM   #5
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Unfortunately the reality is that the shipping cost for an extra order from another supplier is probably going to be cheaper than those caps at either mouser or digikey (not that digikey seems to have any stock anyway)

The caps I could see at mouser were specifically for switchmode power supplys, whilst there should be no reason that I can see that they would be inapropriate for use in a crossover, you may be paying more for something that doesn't give any advantage in your application (and may not be as suitable as something cheaper).

I suspect that the cost difference between the dayton's or the jantzen z caps at around $7 at PE (mouser caps were around $14 for the cheapest) will pay for your shipping. ie just two caps is already $14 and I would expect that shipping by post would probably be around $10.

I would personally just wear the extra shipping (as the end result will be cheaper anyway) and be comfortable in knowing that what I am buying has been designed for the application I'm using it for.

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