The Badcaps New Archive

November 11, 2023
OK, we are upgrading the forum and adding a new capacitor search engine. Version 1.0 may be a little rough but bear with us!
January 20, 2016
Wow, I haven't updated this page in almost 7 years.....dear me!! Well, what the hell, here's some news....a server migration is nearing completion. We're all older, it's cold outside, and who the hell uses a PC anymore?! Maybe I'll update this page in another 7 years. Until then, I'll be lurking around the BCN Forum.
October 14, 2009
After about a year of contemplating this, I finally decided it was time to set up a dedicated shopping cart backend for ordering capacitors. The old system was very effective, but also very primitive.....and it was time for something a bit more streamlined. Capacitors and capacitor kits can now be easily and quickly ordered through this new backend, and it sure makes my life a lot easier!! A special thanks to "Petey" for all your help in setting this up. This is just one more step along the way to insure that is able to provide you with the best prices, service, and most importantly, QUALITY!!
July 24, 2007
Well, after over 3 years of the old site design, I felt it was time to put a new face on things. Along with the new design, I also built a dynamic content management system, and will be adding a bunch of new features, articles, and how-to's to the site as well. 90% of the work is done, the remaining 10% left is the really time consuming stuff, so stay tuned!!
December 21, 2006
Wow, I haven't added to this in quite some time... I guess today is as good as any!! is happy to announce that we now carry Samxon brand capacitors as well as our Rubycon caps. Rubycon prices have risen a bit over the last year or so, and I was afraid I would be forced to raise the price of repair services. For those on a tighter budget, taking advantage of the lower cost Samxon caps has allowed me to maintain the same low cost for Standard Grade repair service! Rubycon caps are still available and ALWAYS will be for those who want them. Some of you may be scratching your head at this, thinking 'why would of all places promote a lower-cost cap?' The answer is simple: Samxon caps have been tested by me personally over the course of the last year, and I have found them to be excellent quality! I have had zero failures with them, they hold ESR well within tolerance of their specs over time, and they're less costly. Samxon is more of a 'generic' variety versus the big name brand like Rubycon. I just felt it would be better in the end for the customer to have more of a selection. You can now choose whether you want your board recapped with Rubycon or Samxon caps. You can also choose your brand when ordering your cap kits as well.
June 14, 2004 gets a major facelift! The old site design has been up for a year, and I did like the way it looked, but it was time for a change. I went for a simple but professional look with this one. The old design had Java menus that were temperamental with different browsers, and it had way too much graphics. That's obviously all been eliminated. I hope you like the changes!
June 01, 2004
I finally located a good vendor for high-quality Rubycon 8mm replacement caps at a reasonable price!! It only took me a year to find this resource! Many of the cap kits will be changed to reflect these new caps. I also finally registered too... Now I've got all 3.
May 20, 2004
I built a new email server for Between the days of May 20-22, the MX record was in the process of propagating, and ran into a few delays. This caused some submissions to fail and incoming emails to bounce back to the sender. This has all been cured now. I apologize for the inconvenience, but this upgrade was crucial!
April 22, 2004
Badcaps is a year old! WOOHOO! Much has changed over the first year so far... What started off as just an info site has evolved into far more than I ever imagined! I was honored to find out that Tech TV gave several endorsements and plugs on 'Call For Help' and 'The Screen Savers'!! We're walking in tall cotton now! Thanks to all of YOU, has become what it is today!
October 19, 2003 became available, so I registered it. Maybe I should grab the .org too... HMM...
October 07, 2003
Badcaps now has forums! If you have a question, comment, suggestion, or idea, head on over and register! The bigger the community gets, the better this site and services will get!! Check the forums out HERE.
September 16, 2003
I've finally set up a dedicated server and DNS for this site and this site ONLY!! No more slow access and DNS errors!! Thanks for your patience! I am finally finishing up the incomplete sections of this site!! It should all be wrapped up by the end of this week! I also decided to dress this site up a bit... I was bored the other night and started tinkering with Photoshop... Two days later, this was the results. I had not planned on doing this, but the 'tinkering' turned out far better than I ever imagined!
September 14, 2003
This site finally got a dedicated server and DNS!! No more errors and downtime!! It's sure nice to host my own sites... :)
July 07, 2003
The new site layout was decided upon and implementation began.
June 04, 2003
Work began on new perspective layouts for this site.
June 02, 2003 made Capacitor Kits available.
May 24, 2003
Yes, I know this site STILL isn't totally finished yet....... I've been really REALLY busy lately, and have neglected the site a little. I'm working on this ASAP!! I'll hopefully have everything wrapped up this weekend (with the exception of all the pictures).
May 04, 2003 received its first board for rebuilding as a direct result of this site!! Ok, this posting was kinda like pinning up that first Dollar bill on the wall... HEH...
April 25, 2003
I publicly posted this site in a few search engines, newsgroups, and forums. Within a couple days my inbox was flooded with inquiries, questions, and just about anything capacitor related...
April 22, 2003 was registered and construction began on the site. Thanks to all that helped fuel this idea and make it become a reality! You won't have to worry about recapping your boards anymore... :)