Capacitors are passive devices that are used in almost all electrical circuits for rectification, coupling and tuning. Also known as condensers, a capacitor is simply two electrical conductors separated by an insulating layer called a dielectric. The conductors are usually thin layers of aluminum foil, while the dielectric can be made up of many materials including paper, mylar, polypropylene, ceramic, mica, and even air. Electrolytic capacitors have a dielectric of aluminum oxide which is formed through the application of voltage after the capacitor is assembled. Characteristics of different capacitors are determined by not only the material used for the conductors and dielectric, but also by the thickness and physical spacing of the components.
Capacitor - Sprague Atom, Aluminum Electrolytic
Aluminum Capacitors +85 °C, axial lead. The best electrolytic money can buy. Features:
- Low leakage current
- Long shelf life
- Ideal for application in TV sets, auto radios, radio-phone combinations, electronic testing equipment
Starting at $2.51
Capacitors - Orange Drop, 600V, Polyester
Rated for 85°C operation. Polyester film capacitor with radial leads. ± 10% tolerance. Features a long history of proven reliability, a low dissipation factor, excellent stability, and a virtually linear temperature coefficient.
Starting at $0.72
Capacitor - 600V, 715P Series, Polypropylene
Rated for 85°C operation. Polypropylene film capacitor with radial leads. ± 5% tolerance.
Starting at $0.95
Capacitor - 600V, 716P Series, Polypropylene
High performance version of the popular 715P series. They are made from polypropylene film and foil with pure copper leads, making them ideal for high pulse current applications. Rated for 85 degrees celsius operation ± 5% tolerance. Straight radial leads, minimum 1.25" length.
Starting at $0.81
Capacitor - Jupiter, Yellow Vintage Tone Capacitors, Polyester, Axial Lead
Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone Capacitors Aluminum Foil Mylar 1960's Style Build. Modeled after the Yellow Astron and Blue Molded capacitors used in American amplifiers of the 50’s and 60’s. Made in the USA of US-made materials.
- Tone: Very Creamy Break-up.
- Construction: Polyester/Aluminum Foil/Tape Wrap
- Tolerance: +/-10%
- Operating temperature: -55C - 85C, derate 50% at 125C.
- Leads: 20awg Tinned Copper
- RoHS Compliant
- Application: Guitar Amplifier, Guitar Tone Control, Vintage Electronics
Starting at $6.50
Capacitor - Mod® Electronics, 600V, Oil Filled, Axial Lead
Mod® Electronics Oil Caps are high quality, hand-crafted capacitors that are the perfect choice for guitars, amplifiers, and all audio equipment. Each capacitor is impregnated with mineral oil for a void-free winding providing highly stable capacitance. The capacitor is hermetically sealed in an aluminum casing to ensure a long life. The detailed construction results in a precise capacitance with a tolerance of ±10%. Mod® Oil Caps also feature a red stripe to designate the outside foil.
Starting at $5.65
Capacitor - Orange Drop, 1600V, Polypropylene
Radial lead, polypropylene film capacitor. ± 10% tolerance. Features a long history of proven reliability, a low dissipation factor, excellent stability, and a virtually linear temperature coefficient.
Starting at $1.27
Capacitor - Jupiter, Red Astron Capacitors, Tin Foil, Axial Lead
Modeled after the legendary capacitors, the Jupiter Red Astron capacitors have a similar style to the vintage capacitors to give a very authentic tone and look, yet with high reliability and longevity. This phenolic case potted tin foil and mylar capacitor yields a uniquely vintage tone perfect for guitar amplifiers and vintage audio amplifiers alike.
- Construction: Polyester/Tin Foil
- Case: Potted Phenolic Paper
- Tolerance: +/-10%
- Operating temperature: -55C – 85C, derate 50% at 125C.
- Leads: 20AWG Tinned Copper
- Application: Guitar Amplifier, Guitar Tone Control, Vintage Audio Amplifier
- Made in the USA of US-made materials.
Starting at $11.25
Capacitor - 600V, .047µF, Oil-Soaked Polyester
Non-inductive polyester and oil caps, these film capacitors use oil-soaked polyester as di-electric material and are smooth and natural in sound.