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Snap In Capacitors

earache

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I am trying to find some caps for an SWR Super Redhead bass amp I am working on. I need (4) 6800uf x 80V radial caps. I can only find them as "snap in" style...can I use these?
 

The Gaz

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It depends on the orginal layout, but snap-ins are intended to snap into PCBs, however they can easily be solderded too in hand wired-designs. I've used them as replacements in Marshalls, for example.

If the orginal design uses axial caps (opposed to radial like the snap-ins, then I would say, no, they will not work.
 

VacuumVoodoo

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Snap-ins have rectangular cross section pins that require 2.2mm diameter holes in the board, radial caps have round pins with less than half that diameter. (0.8 to 1mm)
You'd need to drill up the holes in the board if the caps there are radials, which should work on single sided pcb provided the solder pads are big enough for this.
If it's a double sided pcb with plated-thru holes then snap-in won't do. Drilling up the holes removes thru-plating.
 






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