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Old 08-12-2017, 09:54 PM   #1
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Thumbs down The same capactitors are now larger

It looks like caps have become short and wide recently.

While trying to replace a bad capXon KF series 3300/10v that is 10x30, the same one is now listed as 13x25.


The 10x30 became 13x25
The 8x25 became 10x25

This trend is makes PSU repair nearly impossible, since space is always at a premium.

There don't seem to be any of the better brands that make caps that will fit either.

Very frustrating writing off otherwise good PSU's, and whatever it came out of, due to lack of suitable parts.

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Old 08-12-2017, 10:30 PM   #2
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I hope you're not replacing CapXon with CapXon, they are lucky to last a year.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:15 AM   #3
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most caps come in short-fat and tall-thin variants from the maker - some are custom just to be a pain in the ass.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:50 AM   #4
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No they are just special order.
Have a look here for replacements:
http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=39123
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Default Re: The same capactitors are now larger

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most caps come in short-fat and tall-thin variants from the maker - some are custom just to be a pain in the ass.
The tall-thin variants tend to be lower impedance and have higher ripple current ratings than the short-fat variants.
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Default Re: The same capactitors are now larger

I had the same problem with an antec. The cap places were even drawn with a thin-hole and a fatter hole (three holes, two connected, so either type could go in)
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:40 AM   #7
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There isn't any space to replace the 8 & 10 mm caps in most smaller PSU's as they are so tightly wedged in.

The origionals are 3300/10 and 2200/10 and 16v.
I may be able to drop the 10v to 6.3 to squeeze them in.

I was looking at the capxon info mainly to match specs, and was surprised they were no longer were the same size.

I see Panasonic now do a skinny FS series, but just when there was light at the end of the tunnel, it turned out to be a train....

They don't include it in a 10v 3300uf, it's either 2700 in 10mm or 3900 in 12.5.

bugger....

Where is a Tardus when you need one...

Freight is the biggest killer here in NZ, unless you buy from Aliexpress

RS Components offer free freight, although the caps are a few $ more each it still works out cheaper as long as they stock what you need.
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Default Re: The same capactitors are now larger

that 2700 is probably more capable than a chinese 3300,
your real problem is nobody has FS in stock yet afaik - and preliminary prices are taking the piss.

maybe our member "behemot" can sort something for you - he sells specialised japanese caps.
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http://www.hwworld.cz/
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