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Old 21st January 2013, 09:01 AM   #41
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Hi, In my naivety i also purchased 8 so called Elna For Audio caps.
These came from a HK ebay seller that assured me they where !00% Authentic Elna.

Judge for yourself?

Thanks
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Old 21st January 2013, 05:18 PM   #42
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Hi Audjade,

Thanks for being honest and posting on this forum.
I've dealt with Audjade on Ebay in the past, and all the material I bought was authentic and accurately described. In the present case, it looks like he acted in good faith and he himself was defrauded.
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Old 21st January 2013, 07:08 PM   #43
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Sorry, I should have been clear.
These capacitors came from hkaudioparts Ebay.
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Old 24th January 2013, 06:29 PM   #44
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My 2 cents:
Instead of going for the specially made for audio kind of stuff, which have gold print and double price ....
Choose ones which is made for SMPS purpose, long life.
Example: Digikey has an Cornell Dubilier Electronics 63V/6800uF ERS=44mOhm and max ripple at 5.55 A @20kHz!! and 3000h. Price 6$
In comparison the ELNA LAO 63V/6800uF is only rated at 4.38A @ 20kHz ... no ERS rating. 1000h rating!
Genuine caps for SMPS in almost all cases will be better than made for audio stuff. The worst environment for a cap will be an SMPS having constant high ripple current and very high switching frequencies.
.... so why end up with even bad fake ones?
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Old 6th March 2013, 08:15 PM   #45
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I've dealt with Audjade on Ebay in the past, and all the material I bought was authentic and accurately described. In the present case, it looks like he acted in good faith and he himself was defrauded.
Yes, Thanks Audjade for being honest. No disrespect to you!
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Old 6th March 2013, 08:17 PM   #46
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My 2 cents:
Instead of going for the specially made for audio kind of stuff, which have gold print and double price ....
Choose ones which is made for SMPS purpose, long life.
Example: Digikey has an Cornell Dubilier Electronics 63V/6800uF ERS=44mOhm and max ripple at 5.55 A @20kHz!! and 3000h. Price 6$
In comparison the ELNA LAO 63V/6800uF is only rated at 4.38A @ 20kHz ... no ERS rating. 1000h rating!
Genuine caps for SMPS in almost all cases will be better than made for audio stuff. The worst environment for a cap will be an SMPS having constant high ripple current and very high switching frequencies.
.... so why end up with even bad fake ones?
/Baldin
I totally agree. Don't go for the fancy gold printed labels, instead do some research and find some 'good' capacitors :-)
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Old 6th March 2013, 08:19 PM   #47
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Hi, In my naivety i also purchased 8 so called Elna For Audio caps.
These came from a HK ebay seller that assured me they where !00% Authentic Elna.

Judge for yourself?

Thanks
Great close up pics but you will never know if they are fake or not! they need to be 'tested'

Best
Phil
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Old 2nd December 2013, 08:11 PM   #48
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Hi, In my naivety i also purchased 8 so called Elna For Audio caps.
These came from a HK ebay seller that assured me they where 100% Authentic Elna.

Judge for yourself?

Thanks
These are fake; from the ELNA LAO specs, the highest cap size for 100V
are 2200uF. The highest voltage for a 10000uF is 35V.

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