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Old 7th May 2014, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default Electrolytic cap question

I'm replacing the electrolytic caps in my SE 300B amplifier. I'd like to try out Muse KZ and Silmic but the lead spacing isn't quite correct for the circuit board. Will putting a slight bend in the leads be an issue? I've read where this could affect the capacitance.
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Old 7th May 2014, 01:37 AM   #2
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That's perfectly in order and wont affect the performance of the caps.
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Old 7th May 2014, 09:44 AM   #3
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If a website told you that bending electrolytic cap leads can affect the capacitance then you should avoid that website in future.
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Old 7th May 2014, 11:33 AM   #4
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Well, it won't influence the capacitance, but you would want to keep the leads as short as possible so as to not introduce unnecessary inductance.
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Old 7th May 2014, 12:48 PM   #5
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Well, it won't influence the capacitance, but you would want to keep the leads as short as possible so as to not introduce unnecessary inductance.
At audio frequencies the inductance is negligible, the lengths of the PCB tracks or wires going to the cap will be far greater than the added lead length.
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Is there anything wrong with the ones that are already in there? You might just be burning money for no reason. If you are looking at electrolytic, worth looking at the low ESR Panasonic. No voodoo, however
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