EVOX RIFA X2 capacitors

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sun Jun 12 13:57:00 CDT 2016

On 06/12/2016 10:38 AM, Adrian Graham wrote:

> Got a couple of Apple ][s that were rescued from a steelworks
> outbuilding and as usual they have ASTEC power supplies with .1uF and
> .01uf RIFA look-at-me-and-I'll-explode caps in and I'm running out of
> spares.
> What's the current considered replacement for these? There seems to
> be a wide range available with even wider ranging prices from EVOX,
> VISHAY, MATSUSHITA, PANASONIC (ok, matsushita again), Iskra, KEMET
> etc.
> Drowning in options, not just heavy rain :)

The vendor doesn't matter much, but I use polypropylene safety caps
mostly because they tend to be closer in size to the nasty Rifas.  Just
make sure that the device has the proper safety rating.   PP caps are
quite stable.


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