0.1Uf 700V cap on 1214; can VAC spec be lower?

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0.1Uf 700V cap on 1214; can VAC spec be lower?

Post by jeankes » 19 Jun 2018 10:42

Hi guys

restoring a 1214 which is coming together nicely, but still a slight pop on "on / off" so the capacitor across the contacts should be changed.

I looked at the specs and it says 700Vac.... Can someone elaborate on why the voltage rating should be so high?

thanx!

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Re: 0.1Uf 700V cap on 1214; can VAC spec be lower?

Post by mrow2 » 19 Jun 2018 16:03

Am not precisely sure why voltage rating should be so high unless it might have something to do with region or extra safety precautions. It would seem that in a 240v region the 275VAC rating would suffice; possible I'm wrong about this. It's important it have a X2 (class 2) safety rating and be in a range of .01uf to .068. Some models have resistors included in the cap; typical example might be Eichoff k005-701/100 (47nf, 100Ω). I read one report which said the 0.68 was more effective than the 0.47.

Possible sources could include Digi-Key.com, Mouser.com, Buerklin GmbH. Might be good to know the best candidates and choices for this application (some precise part numbers), and how important the resistor is to the solution.
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Re: 0.1Uf 700V cap on 1214; can VAC spec be lower?

Post by jeankes » 19 Jun 2018 16:44

I still have some 275vac X2's at hand; hence the question ;)

i'll give it a go, thanks!

>i'll report back if it doesn't work

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Re: 0.1Uf 700V cap on 1214; can VAC spec be lower?

Post by CVZ » 26 Sep 2018 12:37

hi there, did it work? I'm having the same problem at the moment. Thanks!

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Re: 0.1Uf 700V cap on 1214; can VAC spec be lower?

Post by jeankes » 26 Sep 2018 13:16

yup, works perfectly here.... :)

(so i didn't report back ;))

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Re: 0.1Uf 700V cap on 1214; can VAC spec be lower?

Post by CVZ » 26 Sep 2018 16:10

thanks for the anwser!

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