[sdiy] Replacing an obsolete FKC Capacitor

Bob Weigel sounddoctorin at imt.net
Wed Mar 12 11:00:30 CET 2008


I think I have a bunch of the glass ones in that size..I'll check if you 
haven't found anything yet. I know I have 390pf in bulk...which is 
almost half that.  Could always paralell a couple and paralell another 
small cap to get 820 in a pinch. -Bob

Stavros Gregoriou wrote:

>Hello, Your Help Please,
>
>Is a "glimmer capacitor" (2% tolerance) a good
>replacement for an obsolete FKC (WIMA)capacitor (5%
>tolerance) used in a VCO module?. 
>The value I am looking for is 820pF. 
>Another capacitor I have found available in this value
>is a styroflex. 
>Is there another alernative?
>Which one would you recomend as a best choise? 
>
>Many thanks in advance for your help.
>
>Stavros G
>
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