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Old 18th November 2006, 07:45 AM   #11
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I'll add a few more which are easy to get ;
Vishay Roederstein KC1850, KC1858, and MKC1860 series polycarbonate caps.
Not cheap, a 1uF MKC1860 is like $3.50/pc.
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Old 20th November 2006, 02:29 PM   #12
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Sorry to dredge up an old post again, but I took my amp appart for a reboxing. And I noticed the caps are marked
FP-CA-AU...

Would the AU indicate gold...? don't know if gold foil caps exist, but I guess the leads could well be goldplated
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About the only application for capacitors with gold plates I could think of is very high temperature glass capacitors; literally layers of very thin glass and metal foil that are heated until they fuse together. I have seen a very few glass/tin capacitors, usually in picofarad values. I can't imagine any other application; gold isn't that good a conductor and would only be useful to prevent surface oxidization.
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Thanks, I sent them a mail, but the gentleman dealing with these enquiries, will only return later in the week... it is probably only the leads if anything... but they have very thick isolation on... the leads and body basicaly are encapsulated in a sealed rubbery plastic layer - it just screams quality and functionality at you.
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Old 1st December 2006, 02:44 PM   #15
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Hi,

Cornell Dubilier WWP-Caps are very good for couppling.

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Old 1st December 2006, 02:56 PM   #16
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I like WIMA, but they can be hard to get in the States. Mouser and Future carry them, but are often out of stock.

I have a stash of 4.7u/400V MKP4's which I used on the LastPAS regulator boards made for a group buy about a year ago.
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Jack,

Wonna hear something ironic ?
Wima MKP4 and MKP10 could be bought around the corner here 15-20y ago, relatively affordable too, but were just about the last ones to use.
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Old 1st December 2006, 04:34 PM   #18
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Hi,
I wonder if the MKP from Wima are the self healing type that use a mixture of foil and metallised and run caps in series and an interlayer that is not polypropylene?


Some or all of these attributes might explain why they came at the end of your preference.
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Old 1st December 2006, 04:37 PM   #19
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The crossover on my speakers that are close to 30 years old have those red wima mkp caps in... counldn't believe they are that old...

I have compared wima's to ampohms and where space allows the second lgets my prefference by a long shot.
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