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Old 9th November 2006, 12:21 PM   #21
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I would also say look out for double wrapped duds.

I bought 35V 3300uF caps and when I got home, wondered why they had two plastic sleeve wraps. I removed the outer ones and saw the inner sleeve shows only 25V. darn. I used the caps in another project instead.
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Old 9th November 2006, 04:32 PM   #22
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I worked for Rubycon for about 20 years' looking at the Ebay information / pictures they capacitors appear to be genuine USR series which are made by Rubycon in Japan

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Old 9th November 2006, 11:23 PM   #23
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I had one Cap (the black one) exactly shown on the 1st post.
I measured its and the readings shows me 9888uF.

But is there any way for me to know its actual voltage rating asssuming that it is a fake one?
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Old 13th November 2006, 05:13 AM   #24
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MikeHunt79's capacitors are FAKE.

Rubycon USR and USC series both do not come in 105 deg (high temp) ratings. I know coz I just ordered a batch direct from the factory.

Beware of cheap EBAY parts (especially if shipped from HK/China)
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Old 15th November 2006, 03:14 PM   #25
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MikeHunt79's capacitors are FAKE.

Rubycon USR and USC series both do not come in 105 deg (high temp) ratings. I know coz I just ordered a batch direct from the factory.

Beware of cheap EBAY parts (especially if shipped from HK/China)
Damn, I wish I checked on here before buying them.

I won't be using them if they are fake, but I wonder if these are:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tem=7623949510

They are shipped from the UK which is good, and they are rated at 85 degrees instead of 105. The only bad thing is I can't find much info on the CE69W range.
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Old 22nd November 2006, 10:37 PM   #26
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Yeah, heck with the bean counting.
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Old 24th November 2006, 04:43 PM   #27
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i bought a few of the exact blue elna caps shown in the first post a few months ago.
They were bought from a capacitor shop in the Tehran, Iran electronics bazaar. The shop was only selling Elna caps and the owner was the authorised Iran importer of elna (at least he said he was - and his shop was piled high with elna boxes). The blue ones i bought were described as OEM. I remember asking if he had any other 'for audio' caps, and he pulled out some labelled 'Pioneer - for audio', and said they too were surplus oem caps also made by elna and apparently rebadged. The quality was not as nice as the blue ones.

Sadly he didn't have any cerafines or silmics - he said there was no demand for these in Iran because of the price, and said he generally bought OEM surplus in bulk or otherwise the cheap, standard caps of the most popular values because that was all people wanted.

I remember paying about 5-7 US dollars each for the blue elnas, cannot remember exactly. I'm now using them in a peranders-style DC filter, and they work fine.
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Old 26th November 2006, 06:13 AM   #28
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.... reminds me of the silver Siltech Interconnects i bought from China... .and Siltech Speakercable ..
When we closely examined because the sound was a bit ´strange´ for pure silver it was a fake.

But all... the Printing , the Colour -nice blue- a.o. details on the cable were hardly different. One cannot see from the pictures.
Probably am not the only one cursing ......

At Siltech they were kind of understanding telling me that ±70 % of all offered Siltechs on Ebay are fake...
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Old 22nd January 2007, 02:16 AM   #29
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I worked for Rubycon for about 20 years' looking at the Ebay information / pictures they capacitors appear to be genuine USR series which are made by Rubycon in Japan

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kpee high. what do you know about these Rubycons here?

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