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Old 20th February 2003, 12:38 AM   #1
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Hey guys what do you think about a Mallory capacitor(aluminum Electrolytic caps) for zen v4 power suply. I need some inputs here, and if you have better options where I can get it.
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Old 20th February 2003, 01:47 AM   #2
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Originally posted by porfi4ever

for zen v4 power suply

I would use any aluminum electrolytic capacitor if it satisfies three conditions:

- required capacitance
- required voltage rating
- required temperature rating

I would get any brand if it reasonably shares the market.
And, I would prefer a brand if it offers longer life time span.
And, I would prefer a brand if it offers cheap price.
And, I would prefer a brand if it offers a sexy color.

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Old 20th February 2003, 02:03 AM   #3
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I am using Mallory 75 v, 25000 uf. computer grade in my Zen. They are a nice blue color and seem to work fine.
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Old 20th February 2003, 02:09 AM   #4
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If you'd consider paralleling many 'smaller' caps to achieve the total value you need you should check out my post in the trading post, though I think it scrolled off the front page. I have hundreds of 4700uF, 50v, low esr PACCOM electrolytic caps which I am selling for (what I think is) a reasonable price. I am using a total of 32 per channel in my aleph (vk60) amp, and as far as I know there is no single, double or quadruple cap I could buy that would give me the same ripple current and esr values.

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Old 20th February 2003, 02:58 AM   #5
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I have used Mallory for about 30 years, off and on, and it is a good choice. Any questions about its performance can be addressed with additional (usually film) caps in parallel.
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Old 22nd February 2003, 07:53 PM   #6
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Thanks Mr. Pass and every one for your response. I already ordered some Mallorys for my zen v4.
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