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Old 09-28-2007, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default Capxon Capacitors?

What do you guys think of Capxon capacitors or as I call them Crapxon capacitors .

No doubt they're trying to play off the Samxon name.

I have read in the bad caps sticky that they are on the bad caps list but I have read in other places. Where people think they're ok and use them on power supply recaps.

I personally stay away from them I'm more of a Nippon Chemicon/Panasonic kinda guy.

What are your thoughts?
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:24 PM   #2
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i think they are ok in psu never seen them in anything else. i think they were before samxon though?

nobody took issue with rubyCON nichiCON chemiCON so what the hell....
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:44 PM   #3
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haha i've always wondered the what the con meant.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: Capxon Capacitors?

for me, i have found same failed capxon caps on several psus so i dont consider them as good caps.

the blue capxon can fail with visible damage. the black one can fail without showing any sign of damage.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Capxon Capacitors?

>> rubyCON nichiCON chemiCON <<
>> i've always wondered the what the con meant <<

CONdenser - The old name for caps. [Still used in some places I think.]
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:49 PM   #6
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Default Re: Capxon Capacitors?

Oh duh .

I know the name condenser since I used to repair and read old tube radio service manuals where they referred to them as condensers.

An even funnier thing I read in an old manual was something to the extent of.

When you are soldering wires together and you need a third hand.

They said to hold the wires together with one hand with the soldering iron in the other and to put the solder in your mouth and bring the solder into contact with the wires.

Solder + Mouth = Bad
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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I've been known to put the iron in my mouth...
.. but not just after holding it with my toes.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:33 AM   #8
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CrapXon is a good name for these elctrolyitical turds.
I replaced them on mother boards, power supplies and audio boards. They are garbage.
My $2000 42 inch Samsung commercial grade monitor is filled with them. I just replaced a half dozen of them and they took out the motherboard for the MajicNet feature along with them. Lucky I have a spare board
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:30 PM   #9
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On the weekend I picked up an Viewsonic 17" LCD monitor cheap which I've fixed already. Replaced a couple of Capxon's that had a bit of crusty brown residue on top. Monitor was a little short of four years old. Not a bad little unit, the base needs some weights.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:58 PM   #10
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Default Re: Capxon Capacitors?

>No doubt they're trying to play off the Samxon name.

yes, there is doubt, because (same as willa said) i think they're acutally older than samxon...

>What do you guys think of Capxon capacitors or as I call them Crapxon capacitors

there are much better companies, and much worse(with more screwed up series ie overall bigger number of junk caps in the field)...

stay away if you can do better.
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:23 PM   #11
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I reconditioned the powersupply in my Thompson Sky HD satellite received at the weekend. These boxes are well known to have poor power supplies.
All the capacitors were capxon and I replaced all 15 of them. Two were so bad the ESR meter thought they were still in circuit. One other had a poor ESR and one had a poor ESR and a cap readong of almost half what it should have.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:56 AM   #12
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I repaired an Acer AL1916W by replacing C200, a failed 220F CapXon.
They must be on the bad list.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:31 PM   #13
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Just stripped down my Philips WC3500D Micro Hi Fi and replaced 3 failed CapXon's on the Power Supply. All had bulging tops and one had brown residue on the top. These caps are rubbish.

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Old 06-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #14
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Yup, they are garbage. Just got done replacing the caps on a Westinghouse TV power supply... got caps in there now scavenged off other junked PCB's... god only knows what their rated at series wise but hey it comes on now.

Seen enough of them failed to add them to my crap caps ranking list... they are somewhat better than fuckyoos and worse or about the same as OST.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:43 AM   #15
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Default Re: Capxon Capacitors?

Forum members may be interested in the following posts on
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/24...-light-flashes
relating to problem with capacitors in a ViewSonic VX922 monitors.
The solution given there by 'drumerman' on 17 December 2008 is a number of faulty capacitors in the power supply.
At least one other on this site ('graw2' on 9 August 2010) has advised that these capacitors are all CapXon and I can verify this, since I have just replaced five swollen CapX capacitors in a faulty ViewSonic VX922 monitor.

I am well aware that capacitors with faults of this nature have been around for over five years but this is the first time I have become aware of at least one of the brands involved.
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Actually faults of this nature have been around closer to 90 years.
Just wasn't in the news.
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i think they were before samxon though?
I believe the same here.
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I had these GL and KM series condensitors in my Samsung Syncmaster 906BW. The two standing up were bulging from both ends. Fortunately the monitor stopped powering on before they completely burst. I did have the sense to replace them with Nichicon caps. I did the recap before joining the forum. I ended up using Nichicon HE's for the bigger ones and PW's for the smaller ones. I haven't had problems since.

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condensitors is cooler than capacitators.
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condensitors is cooler than capacitators.
Yeah, but capacitators do make good salads, don't you find?
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