[rescue] odd capacitor

Francois Dion fdion at atriumwindows.com
Fri Apr 2 10:57:25 CST 2004

Larry Snyder wrote:

>"James" <james at jdfogg.com> wrote:
>>>I am in need of a pair of axial capacitors, 0.25 microfarad, 600V. I
>>>have plenty of space, so even NOS Mallory or the like would be ok. Usual
>>>suspects like All Electronics dont have this. Pointers appreciated.
>>What is the application? Thats a rather low capacitance for such a high
>>voltage. Is it for power factoring?
>It's not that strange at all if the active devices happen to be tubes.
>But the same question is valid.  Does the application require it to be
>all that precise?  .22 or .33 might be more easily available.

You are correct about the application. Tube signal generator (yeah, 
yeah, I should probably go solid state for that, but, hey, my 
grandfather built it). I did finally find some 600V rated (could only 
find up to 250V at the places I typically order components): 

Designed for tube amps, I'm guessing, a bit of an overkill, but hey, 
it'll work.


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