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Old 05-11-2015, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Wurth capacitors

I noticed that these have become available pretty much from everywhere.
Anyone here bought some? Any experiences? I wonder if they are rebadged?
They seem a little cheaper than Japanese caps. They have some Low ESR series as well as polymers too.
http://katalog.we-online.de/en/pbs#p.../Kondensatoren

http://katalog.we-online.de/en/pbs#p..._Kondensatoren

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Old 05-11-2015, 02:52 PM   #2
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Yes, I came across them on Farnell, while trying to find something in stock for a British forum member:

http://badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=44347#14

Definitely re-branded. Probably a Taiwanese or Chinese brand. Wouldn't use their electrolytics.
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Their specifications look pretty good. I have used a few on some vintage amplifiers, and they seem to sound pretty good. No failures so far.
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i used them in an old amp and are fine
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hm, maybe you can get those things from your local metal worker or so...
Maybe I go to one and ask if they can get me a couple Wet Lytics...
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:47 PM   #6
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Wurth trying to bust into the capacitor business, they have great pricing and the film caps are good.
Wurth electrolytics are made in china and seem like a cheap build (low hrs lifetime) despite the cute red packaging. I don't bother using them.
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i thought they were German
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Würth is a German brand, that does not mean that they manufacture their own capacitors...
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Würth is a German brand, that does not mean that they manufacture their own capacitors...
A bit over 10 years ago Evox-Rifa explored selling some Chinese-made electrolytic caps, and gave my then-current employer a bunch of samples for us to test. IIRC, the box smelled like rotting fish before I even opened it, and when I did, ! There performance under torture smelled almost as bad, . Re-badging happens.
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Würth caps I have purchased from Digikey are country of origin: china.
WIMA film caps that I've purchased are made in Germany.

Phoenix Contact and Weidmuller moved most manufacturing from Germany to china. Price didn't change, quality dropped a bit and I guess they reap profits.
UCC and Nichicon, usually parts are made in Japan, sometimes china though.
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