[sdiy] Silvered mica caps in VCO core integrators

Michael E Caloroso mec.forumreader at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 05:47:06 CEST 2016

Silvered mica caps were the filter caps in SEM/OBX filters.  Maybe the
dielectric absorption isn't ideal for VCOs but they sure work well in

Polystyrene is preferable for VCOs but they won't tolerate temperature
> 85C on the leads, can't be flow soldered.


On 4/14/16, mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca <mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Apr 2016, David G Dixon wrote:
>> Hey team, what do we think about silvered mica caps in VCO core
>> integrators?
>> I've used them in filters, and they work great.  Any hidden dangers I
>> should
>> be aware of?
> They're expensive, but that's because they're good.
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