Identifying unknown capacitor
Jun 30, 2005 at 10:25 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

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I was at a local electronics shop looking for a 0.022 polypropelene cap, and ended up only being able to find some orange Phillips 0.022 caps marked MKT 400.

Anyone know what type these are? Are they good enough I should go back and buy the last few they have?
 
Jun 30, 2005 at 10:52 PM Post #2 of 11

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MKT is polypropylene, 400 is probably the voltage rating which would be 400V (usually dc) which is quite high and in most cases unnescessary. I think the type is good enough, but not a rarity, so no need to empty their stock IMO. Polypropylene is a good di-electrical, but for larger capacitances it's not very suitable unless you have the space.

Now if it was polycarbonate i would empty their stock....
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EDIT: Damn, like Drewd said. MKT is polyester. I was confused by MKS as polyester and MKT as polypropylene, but both are polyester. Good for anything but signal paths.
 
Jul 1, 2005 at 2:08 AM Post #7 of 11

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Thanks everyone!
 
Jul 1, 2005 at 3:37 AM Post #9 of 11

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My glasses (well, the lenses) are made of polycarbonate....

I tried them in the signal path of my MINT; I'm unimpressed.
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