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SQLGuy 14th January 2009 02:29 PM

GE Capacitors?
Hi folks,

I'm looking for some replacement filter caps for a PS Audio 200c. The stock ones are 15000uF 75V Mallorys that appear to be discontinued. The main problem in replacing them is that size is critical. Replacements need to be 2.5" diameter and ideally 3.125" long - although there may be room for something up to 3.5" or so in length.

On tedss I came across some GE caps that would fit, but I can't find any ESR data on them, or any datasheets at all. One possibilty is their 32000uF 23C323G075EE1L1.

Anyone have any experience with GE computer grade caps?


wg_ski 14th January 2009 05:10 PM

I would expect a modern capacitor's ESR and ripple current rating to be superior to an older discontinued cap. More than likely it will be an upgrade. If in doubt about a possibly higher turn on surge with a bigger/badder cap, swap out the bridge rectifier with the next higher current unit.

SQLGuy 14th January 2009 10:21 PM

Thanks Ski,

The thing is, I can get ESR specs for other candidates, like Aerovox, Cornell-Dubilier, and other Mallory models. I do expect that any new caps are likely to be better than the twenty year old caps that are in the amp now, but I'd still like to select a good choice for the replacement relative to currently available options. That's the main reason I was asking about GE and others' experience with them (or any documentation on them).


philrev 20th January 2009 10:07 AM

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