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Old 19th March 2011, 12:57 AM   #1
gamanz is offline gamanz  New Zealand
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Hi Im trying to identify this capacitor that I pulled from a dead Sony car head unit that was about 2 years old.

It says on the side:

I wondered if it was a Nichicon because of the gold stripe but im not sure.

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Old 19th March 2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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Haven't found anything with a few of my standard searches. Does it matter who makes it? I mean you can replace it with any high temperature 16V 3300uf capacitor.

Also the gold stripe means nothing. Nichicon uses a gold stripe, some Panasonic series use a gold stripe etc etc.
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Old 19th March 2011, 10:40 PM   #3
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Yep, loads of companies use a gold stripe...I'd guess they do this because people associate it with quality.

Looks like the manufacturer (or rebadger!) is Drive.S, and otherwise it's an ordinary electrolytic. It may have a lower ESR if it's used in the high-frequency part of the power supply though. Well, that's assuming it has a switching DC-DC converter...if not, it's probably a run-of-the-mill electrolytic can.
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Old 19th March 2011, 11:31 PM   #4
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It was across the supply pins on the PCB the head unit died so i just scavenged some parts before biffing it. Im going to use the capacitor for my Cmoy project so it doesn't matter if its just a normal electrolytic because i dont need to use components from nichicon, wima etc
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Old 12th April 2011, 11:51 PM   #5
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i made drawing for quick identification good-original capacitors,
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