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Ok so my dad's Panasonic DVD player/recorder just stopped working, and i opened it up to find 2 leaking caps on the power supply board. I called Radioshack, but they don't have any 10v 680uF caps. Is there anything else that would work, or do they HAVE to be those exact caps?
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As long as the capacitance is the same, you can use any cap with a voltage equal to or greater than 10.
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Thanks Duckie! That'll work if i ever find what exactly i need lol.

So i'm taking it there's no chance something other than exactly what's in there will work?

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Originally Posted by u238 View Post
As long as the capacitance is the same, you can use any cap with a voltage equal to or greater than 10.
That's the problem...the radioshack doesn't have any 680's. So i guess i'm out of luck locally unless i get a 680 between 10 and 20v?
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I'm no expert, but I know that capacitance is important while voltage is just the maximum the capacitor can handle.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grimcreeper View Post
I was going to recommend getting a low ESR cap since is it most likely used on the filtering stage of the PSU and those seem like a good match. Make sure you use a diameter that will fit on the board, a lot of times that's the hardest thing to match.
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I was going to recommend getting a low ESR cap since is it most likely used on the filtering stage of the PSU and those seem like a good match. Make sure you use a diameter that will fit on the board, a lot of times that's the hardest thing to match.
http://products.nichicon.co.jp/en/pdf/XJA043/e-pw.pdf

Those look any good?
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It would be great if you could figure out what brand of caps are already on the board. You don't have to get the exact same brand (and I probably wouldn't since they failed in that setup) but it would be helpful to make sure you get a close match. Caps used in filtering are usually chosen carefully and replacing them can be detrimental even if the quality of cap is upped. Those nihicons look like they would be a good replacement but I am far from am expert. If you can get the exact model of caps used on the board and find a list of caps available to you, it would probably be best to head on over to the forums at badcaps.net. They would be much more knowledgeable than me and can confirm if they are compatible.
Edited by shinji2k - 12/17/08 at 8:32pm
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