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Old 11th April 2007, 07:01 AM   #1
Sunsun22 is offline Sunsun22  Hong Kong
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Default Red or Green Wima

For the most common 5mm pitch Wima caps, there are green and red (some are black too). May I know what are the differences between these red and green wima?

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Old 12th April 2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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I think all Wima box-style caps are red. That's why I use them, they look good on the pc board The green ones are probably just another brand, maybe Roderstein?

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Old 12th April 2007, 05:14 PM   #3
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My Wima FKP-1 are blue. FKC-2 are yellow. And I have some green ones, but I'm not sure of the series. These are all out of an assortment pack provided by Wima's local rep.
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Old 12th April 2007, 05:55 PM   #4
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The FKP2 Polyprop series are green
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Old 12th April 2007, 06:21 PM   #5
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they all have a different sound.

the red ones sound very warm. they have a very passionate sound to them.

the green ones give an organic sound to the music.

the blue ones will give you liquid midrange and airy highs.

the yellow ones tend to make your tweeters beam.
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Old 12th April 2007, 06:56 PM   #6
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WIMA FKP2 (foil polypropylene) are green, range 100pF - 2,2nF and voltage 63V and 100V,Also tolerance 5%, 2,5%, 1%.

FKP1, red, same values as above but voltage range up to 1000V.

WIMA MKS 02, MKS 2, MKS04, MKS4 (metallized polyester) are red, different dimensions and range between 100nF - 10uF . MKS4 voltage 100V - 1000V.

MKP4 and MKP10 (metallized polypropylene) value range 100n - 10uF and voltage 160V - 1000V.

There are also some other general purpose types like : FKS, FKC with red, yellow, green colours.

That's what I have used so far. Generally it is difficult to find all the ranges and types in one distributor, some types is almost impossible to find them. So far I have not achieved it.

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Old 12th April 2007, 07:00 PM   #7
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that's funny....... I have a few 3.3uF 63V green wimas.
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Old 12th April 2007, 10:03 PM   #8
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I think the green ones are slightly bette (more expensive at least) but I love the 10nf red ones for decoupling opamps... it realy cleans up.
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Old 13th April 2007, 07:40 AM   #9
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Fort their newest production Wima uses only red boxes.

Older FKP2 are green, FKC yellow, FKP1/3 blue...

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Old 13th April 2007, 09:49 AM   #10
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This German manufacturer (Silbersand) seems to use both red and green types:



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