[BBC-Micro] Suitable capacitor replacements

Philip Pemberton philpem at philpem.me.uk
Tue Oct 5 16:34:43 BST 2010

On Tue, 2010-10-05 at 12:49 +0100, Mark Usher wrote:
> Thank you so much for having a look for me. I kept looking but the ones I
> found were US Stock or not available until Feb 2011 !

Check the "In Stock Only" and "Exclude Extended Range items" boxes when
you run the search. That hides anything that's US stock or currently

>  RS weren't much better
> either. Need a confused.com for electronic parts!

It would be nice, wouldn't it? :)

> Does it matter that the replacement you found for the X2 10nF is a 300V when
> the original was 250V? My search being too narrow was probably what was
> causing me the problem.

The general rule for capacitor voltage ratings is, basically, "more is
better". Replacing a 25V capacitor with a 50V capacitor (for example) is
fine, as long as the replacement fits. Going from, say, a 200V capacitor
to a 50V will likely produce fireworks.

philpem at philpem.me.uk

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