Re: Multi-section electrolytic capacitors from Hayseed
I think the caps from Hayseed Hamfest are stuffed. Check out the video from Blue Glow Electronics.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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That said I guess its a matter of if you want to do it yourself or pay some else to do it for you.
On Saturday, November 21, 2020, 4:56:40 PM EST, Thomas Garson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Regarding non Hayseed capacitors: I also have had less than stellar
experience with new manufacture multi section cans. I've reverted to
stuffing old cans with new caps.
My method of "reloading" old capacitor cans is a bit different than
yours. I've become fairly adept at using a small set of side cutters to
remove only the crimp which holds the (bottom) cap in place. Sometimes I
have to heat the can a bit to get the old guts out. Usually, I can save
the solder tabs. I epoxy the two phenolic discs together to hold the
tabs in place then drill small holes next to them for the capacitor
leads (or extension wires, if needed) to come up through. Because I
leave out the flexible insulating layer, there is enough aluminum left
at the can bottom to re-curl it around the newly re-stuffed can. The
assembly is only about 3/32" shorter than the original and is otherwise
Knowing how these things are made, I think trying to replace just one
section in an old cap can is a potential disaster. Would never try it.
Regarding Hayseed caps:
Never heard of them prior to this conversation. If they make a good
product, there will be times when I would go that route for the
convenience or if I can't come up with a combination of discrete
capacitors that will fit. Sometimes the price is no object. I have
clients with tube audio components who spent many thousands of dollars
on them and don't want any repairs that don't appear original or "custom
better". "Chrome Plated Bumper Bolts" are a hot item in collectible
audio. Nothing ruins the sound of a classic McIntosh amplifier like rust
pitting of the chromed chassis!
Aural Technology, Ashland, OR
By my calculation, the dynamic range of the universe is roughly 679dB,
which is approximately 225 bits, collected at a rate 1.714287514x10^23 sps.
On 11/21/20 9:40 AM, greenboxmaven via groups.io wrote:
I would like to find a source for empty condenser cans and bases so you