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Old 21st January 2002, 03:04 AM   #1
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I received a MF tubalog from a friend and was wondering if there's anything I could do with those brownish caps in the tube buffer circuit.
can anyone tell me what type of caps r these (brown epoxy coated that is shaped like a pillow)? Also, what does, say, 474J means?
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Old 21st January 2002, 08:22 AM   #2
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Those are most likely film caps, should be okey. The numbers are referenced to pF. the first two digits are values and the third are how many zeroes behind. So 474 is 470000pF=470nF=0.47F
(103=10000pF=10nF=0.01F, etc, etc)
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Old 22nd January 2002, 07:00 AM   #3
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would those polyester (WIMA or Philips square boxes type) caps be an improvement?
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Old 22nd January 2002, 02:18 PM   #4
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Sund like generic mylar/polyester caps, the "j' is most likley denotes the tolerance

have a look at
<a href="">brown mylar pillows</a>

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Old 30th January 2010, 08:27 AM   #5
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Was wondering what was eventually done on your Tubalog? I have a unit as well and am researching on possibilities to optimise it.

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