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Old 02-03-2005, 11:16 AM   #1
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Default The GOOD Capacitors Thread!!

We've spent so much time and posts here ragging on the bad caps brands (and rightly so), but neglected to mention the good ones out there. If you're planning on recapping your board, these brands of caps are definitely good brands to use.

1) Rubycon (My personal favorite)
2) Sanyo/Nippon
3) Nichicon
4) Mallory
5) Panasonic

If anyone has time-tested and PROVEN good brands to add to the list, post here!! The first one that posts Jackcon in this thread is bannished into the black world of forum outcasts!!
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Old 02-03-2005, 12:50 PM   #2
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here's the sites also

Nichicon - http://www.nichicon-us.com/ http://www.nichicon.co.jp
Nippon / United Chemi-Con http://www.low-esr.com/ http://www.niccomp.com/ http://www.chemi-con.com/
Panasonic - http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/components/
Rubycon - http://www.rubycon.com/
Sanyo - http://www.sanyo.com/components/
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Old 04-16-2005, 03:20 AM   #3
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whaa.. thanks! also, could you guys post some pics of those good caps? so a newbie like me are helped to find/identify those good caps...
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Old 04-30-2005, 03:46 PM   #4
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Samsung is also a good an inexpensive choice. I've used a few 2200 uF, 10V.
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Old 04-30-2005, 06:05 PM   #5
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Samsung is also a good an inexpensive choice. I've used a few 2200 uF, 10V.
i see lots of bad samsung caps.
not in mobo's though
dont recall samsung making a low esr for a mobo vrm app.
see a ton of the samsung caps exploded in lights of america(crap) fluorex fixtures.
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Old 05-01-2005, 01:30 AM   #6
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HardOCP referrred to Samsung TMZ on two Asus boards, dunno if they were correctly identified though. they do make low esr caps though. pity they are crap.
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Old 05-20-2005, 06:04 AM   #7
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Another Chemi-con site is http://chemi-con.co.jp
You have to click on the English version but be prepared for a little Engrish in some areas.
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Old 09-03-2005, 02:56 AM   #8
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Strike Nichicon from the list - they're the culprits in the recent spurt of failures of Dell SC400 and GX270 systems:

http://www.poweredgeforums.com/showt...ght=capacitors
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Old 09-04-2005, 09:53 AM   #9
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Default Re: The GOOD Capacitors Thread!!

Are Elna good caps? Saw about 20 of them in a 1987 VCR that was still working but unneeded. Because it was unneeded, I gutted it and am using the case in a mod project.
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Old 09-05-2005, 08:25 PM   #10
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yup. i use to use elna rjj, rsh, & silmic.
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:00 PM   #11
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Default Re: The GOOD Capacitors Thread!!

I'd consider Elna a maybe. IMO, Nichicon, United (Nippon) Chemicon, Rubycon, and Panasonic/Matsushita are the top tier miniature lytic mfrs. And Sanyo for their OSCONs (I haven't used their lytics). Elna, Illinois Capacitor, and maybe Teapo would be second tier. The rest of the usual suspects are scary except in really low stress applications.
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:46 AM   #12
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I have salvaged many Sanyo 3300 x 6.3v lytics adjacent the CPU from Azza boards and re-use them.

Admittedly they are in the company of DS bottom tier crapcaps, but I don't think Ihave ever seen a Sanyo fail even though they are positioned in the most stressfull location of the mainboard.

I have never had one test bad on the ESR meter and just recycled about 10 of em in a recent recap.

Seem to have a lot goin for em from my experience.

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Old 12-19-2005, 12:37 PM   #13
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Samxon are crap IIRC.
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i dont recall seeing any blown up samxon caps.
maybe the op could send samples to pete in ca for testing?
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:53 PM   #15
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Default Re: The GOOD Capacitors Thread!!

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i dont recall seeing any blown up samxon caps.
maybe the op could send samples to pete in ca for testing?

Sounds like a plan...

Send them to Pete so that he can test the snot out of them...

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Default Re: The GOOD Capacitors Thread!!

Chris1992 states Samxon are crap!! They do not make the bad cap list. Where is the evidence please? What product series (eg GC series) is identified as a problem and at what date?
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Where did I ever say samxon are crap?
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:00 AM   #18
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Default Re: The GOOD Capacitors Thread!!

Let's drop this, please. Chris has already stated that he confused CapXon and SamXon, and that seems to be a reasonable explanation. Just BTW, CapXon aren't too bad either - I'd rate them above G-Luxon and around Teapo.
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:23 AM   #19
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Default Re: The GOOD Capacitors Thread!!

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BTW, CapXon aren't too bad either - I'd rate them above G-Luxon....

Anything ranks above those.....
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:26 AM   #20
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Except for GSC
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