Where do you guys buy your capacitors?

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by porkpie, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. porkpie

    porkpie Squier-holic

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    Want to get some .022 caps for a few projects. They don't have to be orange drops, a cap is a cap pretty much.
     
  2. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Thanks @Davis Sharp. I actually get mine from Mouser since I order regularly from them, but to order only a few 10 cent capacitors and pay the shipping makes them cost quite a bit. Hence the eBay option.
     
  3. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Squier-Nut

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    eBay, voltage doesn’t matter, higher voltage means larger cap.
     
  4. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-Nut

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    Ebay, usually 5 to 10 in a lot.
     
  5. porkpie

    porkpie Squier-holic

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  6. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

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    That is true, a cap is a cap. All that matters is the value. Always a good idea to test them with your meter and find the ones that read closest to the labeled value.
     
  7. porkpie

    porkpie Squier-holic

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    Yep, that's also a good way to match pots using your meter.
     
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  8. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Many years ago, I ordered what I thought would be a pair of Orange Drop caps. But what showed up was a good couple dozen of them, in both .022 and .047! I haven’t actually BOUGHT a cap since, and everything I open up, gets an Orange Drop put in. So, yeah, Ebay, to answer your question.
     
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