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Old 06-02-2006, 10:02 PM
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I'm looking for a 4700uF 10V power capacitor for a Novak GTB. Tried my local Dick Smith here in Orange and Jaycar in Bathurst but to no avail. Can anyone assist? Cheers.
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:22 PM
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We do 10v 4700uf caps. (They're the same caps we use on the MRT speedys). The 10v caps charge and discharge quicker and are significantly more expensive than the 16v versions.

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i have a new 10v 4700uf cap as a spare 4 my reciever/servo power.
You can have it if you want
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Originally Posted by ozoner
We do 10v 4700uf caps. (They're the same caps we use on the MRT speedys). The 10v caps charge and discharge quicker and are significantly more expensive than the 16v versions.

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so the lower the voltage,, the faster the charge and discharge is???

i currently have a 1000uF 35V on my mamba but im wanting something with more uF and lower voltage something like 4700uF/16V.. would this be better
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I am running a hawk reverse so i had to had a 4700uf 10v cap plugged into my reciever to supply the extra 1.2v as the ESC only puts out 4.8v and the servo is 6v
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You could use a 6800uF 16v, Dick Smith usually have them.
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i currently have a 1000uF 35V on my mamba but im wanting something with more uF and lower voltage something like 4700uF/16V.. would this be better
Yes. As I mentioned, caps rated at a lower voltage will charge and discharge quicker than higher volt caps. You need it to be higher than 7.2ish volts (obviously, otherwise it'd go pop) - so 10volt is preferable if you can get them. Of course 16volt works just fine too, and are orders of magnitude cheaper than the 10v caps for some reason.

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Thanks for the responses everyone. Scott, I will place an order shortly for one from you but will wait a couple of weeks and include it with my next purchase. In the interim, I have a 6800uF 10V from a long deceased Novak Cyclone TC2. Could that be used without causing too many issues?
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Hiya,

The 6800uf 10v cap will be ideal.

If it were me, I wouldn't bother buying a new one, just use the one you have. Save some cash.

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Many thanks Scott, much appreciated!
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