[TechAssist] Re: RCA TV CTC169 regulator circuit capacitors

  • From: Al Gutz <alg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 23:08:38 -0500

Electro caps are not real critical, the standard tolerance on them is
+-20%. You could check a few values and find either a 10 or a 22 that
would not be too far off 15u. Most capacitor manufacturers have dropped
15u, 39u & 82u form their line.

Al G

tvservice@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 
> I have used 22mfd many times for the 15mfd and never had call backs
> BUT only use 2.2mfd for the C4102
> I used 3.3 in several and they only lasted about a year
> Robert
> tvservice@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> H & H Electronics Inc
> Dallas, TX
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gary McCartney" <gary@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2004 12:59 PM
> Subject: [TechAssist] RCA TV CTC169 regulator circuit capacitors
> 
> > Has anyone ever used a 10uF 50V and 4.7 uF 50V in parallel to replace
> > the 15uF cap (C4102 or C4104?) in the CTC169 regulator circuit? I can't
> > see off hand there being any problem doing so but thought I'd make sure
> > from anyone who has installed them that way before. I am out of stock on
> > the 15uF cap and don't want to place an order just for those. Or is it
> > ok to use a 22uF instead?
> >
> > Thanks for any help.
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> > Gary McCartney
> >
> > McCartney Electronics
> > Guelph Ontario Canada
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