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Capacitors

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. 

All capacitors have a voltage rating that should not be exceeded. Exceeding the voltage rating of a capacitor can cause it to fail. As the voltage rating increases, the dielectric must be thicker, making high-voltage capacitors larger per capacitance than those rated for lower voltages. 

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C-ETX-500-FTCapacitor - F&T, 500V, Type A, Axial Lead

Operating temperature range -40°C to 85°C. Axial lead electrolytic. Made in Germany. Founded in 1948 by Heinz Fischer and Alfred Tausche, F&T Capacitors has over 60 years of experience in producing some of the finest capacitors available today. F&T Caps are known for their great tone and reliability.


$3.95
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C-SACapacitor - Sprague Atom, Aluminum Electrolytic

The best electrolytic money can buy. Minimum operating temperature: -20°C.


$2.50
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C-ET25-25Capacitor - 25V, 25µF, Axial Lead Electrolytic
High quality low leakage tubular electrolytic capacitor. Rated for 85° C operation.
Tolerance -20%, +50%.
Measures .52" in length x .25" in diameter
$0.25
$0.23
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C-ET-450Capacitor - 450V, Axial Lead Electrolytic
High quality low leakage tubular electrolytic capacitor. Rated for 85° C operation. 
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C-ET-160Capacitor - 160V, Axial Lead Electrolytic

High quality low leakage tubular electrolytic capacitor. Rated for 85° C operation. Tolerance -20%, +50%.


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C-ET16-475-FTCapacitor - F&T, 475V, 16µF, Axial Lead

Founded in 1948 by Heinz Fischer and Alfred Tausche, F&T Capacitors has over 60 years of experience in producing some of the finest capacitors available today. F&T Caps are known for their great tone and reliability.



  • 16uF/475V
  • Axial lead electrolytic
  • Made in Germany
  • 0.63" dia. x 1.50" long
  • Operating temperature range -40°C to 85°C

$5.45
$4.91
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C-ET22-500-ILCapacitor - Illinois, 500V, 22µF, Axial Lead Electrolytic

Illinois Capacitor Inc. high quality low leakage axial lead electrolytic capacitor



  • 22uF/500V
  • Rated for 85° C operation
  • Tolerance: -20%, +50%
  • Measures 0.64" dia. x 1.53" length

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C-ET100-100-FTCapacitor - F&T, 100V, 100µF, Axial Lead
0.41" dia. x 1.21" long. Operating temperature range -40°C to 105°C.
Axial lead electrolytic. Made in Germany.
Founded in 1948 by Heinz Fischer and Alfred Tausche, F&T Capacitors has over 60 years of experience in producing some of the finest capacitors available today. F&T Caps are known for their great tone and reliability.
$2.40
$2.16
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C-EC20X4-475Capacitor - CE Mfg., 475V, 20/20/20/20µF, Electrolytic
  • CE Manufacturing USA Made Multi Section Can Capacitor. Reproduced To Exact Mallory Specs Using Original Mallory Machinery.
  • 20/20/20/20uF 475VDC Electrolytic.
  • FP / Twist Lock Style. PCB Mount.
  • -10%, +50% Tolerance, 55°C Temperature Rating.
  • 1 3/8"D X 2"H.


All CE manufactured can capacitors have a two year warranty against manufactured defects.


$36.70
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C-ET-500-JJCapacitor - JJ Electronics, 500V, Axial Lead Electrolytic

Electrolytic axial capacitor rated at 500 Volts. These capacitors have special features which enable them to excel in music industry applications. Low impedance, Low ESR, Wide frequency range.



  • Operating temperature: -25°C to 70°C
  • Nominal Voltage: 500Vdc
  • Rated Capacitance: 30µF - 100 µF (depending on capacitor)
  • Capacitance tolerance (at 100Hz, 20°C): -10%+30%
  • Dissipation factor (at 100Hz, 20°C): 0.18
  • Leakage current (after 5 minutes application of rated voltage): 0.004 C.U.


1.66" length x 0.99" diameter 1.70" lead length.


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