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fandersen 11th June 2010 07:00 AM

Sourcing SimpleSE parts
I'm in the process of gathering parts for my Simple SE build. I am having trouble sourcing the C1 47uF 500v capacitor. Any suggested suppliers?

Second question, is 180uF too high for C2?

Ty_Bower 11th June 2010 02:33 PM

For 500V caps, I'd generally go with Digi-Key. Unfortunately, they are showing out of stock and estimated delivery is not until the end of July.

skaos 11th June 2010 02:41 PM

Maybe you could try Newark...



fandersen 11th June 2010 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by skaos (Post 2213567)
Maybe you could try Newark...

Thanks! probably the one place I didn't look...

fandersen 11th June 2010 09:59 PM

cathode resistors
I would like to install switchable cathode resistors, so to give me a little more room is there any reason why I should not use silicone coated wirewound resistors instead of ceramic wirewound resistors, for example digi-key 820W-5-ND vs ALSR5F-820-ND?

Ty_Bower 12th June 2010 03:53 AM

I can't think of any, as long as you stay with comparable wattage ratings. I'd think a 5 watt part is minimum.

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