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Old 20th August 2003, 08:47 AM   #1
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Default Paper in Oil caps - any good?

Hi All,

I'm in the process of buildig a P3a amp from ESP & looking on e-bay for power caps, etc. How would these work for an input capacitor? I know Rod Elliot himself uses paper in oil caps for that purpose, but these were designed for Ham Radio.

http://www.anthonywelsh.com/?action=..._items&iid=144

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Only you can decide if PIOs are to your liking. Opinions are highly polarised. I would rather live with a cheap PP than a PIO.
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Thanks for that.

I was in 2 minds anyway, but since I bought my heatsinks in e-bay I keep checking for the odd component.

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That's not a good way to make up your mind. You may well like the sound of PIOs, many people do.
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Sorry, should have explained more. I'm on a tight budget until it's built & working so I don't want to buy something that "may" be better than the polypropylene ones from RS. My sources are about as limited as my budget due to buying only a few components at a time.

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