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Old 10-07-2003, 06:42 PM   #1
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I am a newbie to Electric. I need a new capacitor for my GM V12 ESC. I have seen several on different sites, but don't know which is the best for me. Any help on specifications and links to purchase capacitors would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-07-2003, 06:50 PM   #2
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You'll most likely need a 16v in the range of 2300 to 4700uf. Might try any electronic stores. Oh, and it's best if you can find a high temperature one in the range of 105c.

Hope this somewhat helps.

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Old 10-07-2003, 06:52 PM   #3
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Digikey.com I would recommend Panasonic Aluminum Electrolytics in the FC series.
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Old 10-08-2003, 09:00 AM   #4
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Sorry was ist los?! I couldn't find anything on Digikey! I am going to try Radio Shack I guess!!
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Hiya, here you go: http://www.digikey.com/scripts/us/dk...Name=P10287-ND
These are good quality capacitors, and are quite cheap, but if you don't order $25 or more, then you're stuck with a $5 handling fee, so you might just be better off from radioshack.
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Default Capacitors!! Where to get them????

Racer4Life;

Good luck finding them at Radio Shack. The stores are changing format more in the direction of Gadgets, than for the Electronic Hobbiest.

Try an Electronics supply store . Look for something is the 3000+uf range and @10v (not 16v) for more Punch.
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Pops... You were right! Radio Shack didn't have the answer! LOL!!

Here is a link to one I found on the net! Can you check this out and let me know if this would be correct!!


http://www.illcap.com/AlumDetails.as...Y%3A1392PAR%3A

or this

http://www.illcap.com/AlumDetails.as...Y%3A1390PAR%3A

Thanks
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Old 10-09-2003, 03:39 AM   #8
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I use a 4,700 uF, it seems to work great. I did get them from Digikey.

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Old 10-09-2003, 09:23 AM   #9
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(edit) Posted a URL, but it was wrong.. forgot where I got my caps )
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Old 10-09-2003, 09:44 AM   #10
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Racer4Life;

Either one will work fine. If you can get the 4700uf, it will give you slightly more Punch.

The Electronic stores were completely out of the 10v, 4700uf Caps, so I bought a 10v, 3300uf and it works great.
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Thanks for the help guys!

I have 6 of each one on its way!!

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Old 10-09-2003, 02:37 PM   #12
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Try an Electronics supply store . Look for something is the 3000+uf range and @10v (not 16v) for more Punch.
why not 16v?
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16v is just bigger 10 will work. This is what I think Novak remomends.

I used the one from http://www.digikey.com/

part #P10264-ND Works for me.

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will a power cap with 10000uF work better?
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will a power cap with 10000uF work better?
No. If you go larger than 6000, the cap will probably take away more punch than it adds. A 4700 usually feels the best on the track.
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