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Old 27th October 2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default fake nichicon capacitor ?

can anyone tell me if this is a fake and if it is what are the values to replace it with ? i believe they are from the power supply of my preamp.
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Old 27th October 2011, 10:55 PM   #2
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Is this a tube preamp?
I'm unsure what suggests it may be fake, but a replacement would have the same value and the same or higher voltage rating.
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Old 27th October 2011, 11:00 PM   #3
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yes it is from my tube preamp. i already found 100uf 500v from Nichicon , real ones on Farnell 6€ each.
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Old 27th October 2011, 11:13 PM   #4
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I'm unsure what suggests it may be fake
itīs made in CHina ?
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Old 27th October 2011, 11:20 PM   #5
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Aahhh... as in "genuine imitation"
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Old 27th October 2011, 11:25 PM   #6
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inside all capacitors are nichicon and bennic if original, anyway recaping it 30$ itīs done , when i have the time iīll do it just in case , but the damn thing does sound nice.
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Old 28th October 2011, 08:42 AM   #7
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If it already sounds nice, why mess with it? Besides, the well known component manufacturers have moved a lot of production to China, so maybe the only genuine items you're going to get nowadays should be Made in China...

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Old 28th October 2011, 06:32 PM   #8
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It is possible to get decent products made anywhere the electricity will stay on. The QC people have to be from the host company, have real power to reject, and must wander in from time to time at 3 AM and also on the seventh day, the day after the national holiday, and the day the local sports team is playing.
The paperwork burden in Portugal must be awful. Farnell's US affiliate is selling this 1000 hour 85 deg c cap for $2.57, NICHICON|LLS2W101MELA|CAPACITOR ALUM ELEC 100UF, 450V | Newark.com and this 3000 hour 105 deg C cap for $5.http://www.newark.com/nichicon/lgn2h...00v/dp/27T9815
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