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replace electrolytic capacitors with solid state, Do i need to replace capacitors on a like for like basis?
john11
post Dec 21 2012, 06:22
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Hi and thanks for reading this post.

Do you think it would be a good idea to replace the usual aluminium electrolytic capacitors on a Zero dac board for the better specs of a solid state (polymer) type capacitor.

I have a Zero dac which reproduces digital sound signals from my pc's usb port and it has 4 aluminium electrolytic's around the dac chip (47uf 35v) which are swollen and leaking and 4x 10uf 63v output coupling caps in the analog section, so 8 caps to replace in all, do you think a like for like replacement of the stock aluminium electrolytics for solid state polymer type caps would be okay in this situation.

I have done a google search and people have performed this on pc motherboards but there is not much on other types of equipment.

Many thanks in advance. John.
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Speedskater
post Dec 21 2012, 23:09
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I don't think that many people are familiar with these new solid state polymer capacitors. Especially with regards to audio equipment. I never heard of them until today.

On second thought, I found references back to 2008 with some on audio forums.

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- john11   replace electrolytic capacitors with solid state   Dec 21 2012, 06:22
- - Speedskater   I don't think that many people are familiar wi...   Dec 21 2012, 23:09
- - saratoga   The ESR won't be quite the same since the chem...   Dec 22 2012, 02:02
- - Dynamic   I'd have thought they'd be power supply sm...   Dec 22 2012, 04:26
|- - Glenn Gundlach   QUOTE (Dynamic @ Dec 21 2012, 19:26) I...   Dec 22 2012, 10:18
|- - Dynamic   QUOTE (Glenn Gundlach @ Dec 22 2012, 09:1...   Dec 22 2012, 17:03
- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE Do you think it would be a good idea to repl...   Dec 22 2012, 15:49
- - john11   Hi. Thanks for the replies. You are absolutely ri...   Dec 24 2012, 09:16
|- - Glenn Gundlach   QUOTE (john11 @ Dec 24 2012, 00:16) Hi. T...   Dec 24 2012, 10:53
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (john11 @ Dec 24 2012, 03:16) Hi. T...   Dec 24 2012, 13:49
|- - Glenn Gundlach   Arny, try a Metcal and I ASURE you you'll have...   Dec 25 2012, 08:20
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (Glenn Gundlach @ Dec 25 2012, 02:2...   Dec 25 2012, 13:59
|- - Glenn Gundlach   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Dec 25 2012, 04...   Dec 25 2012, 22:46
- - john11   Hi. Thanks for the replies. Can anyone support Gl...   Dec 25 2012, 08:37
|- - Glenn Gundlach   QUOTE (john11 @ Dec 24 2012, 23:37) Hi. T...   Dec 25 2012, 09:18
|- - Glenn Gundlach   Sorry about the extra post. How do you delete?   Dec 25 2012, 09:20
- - john11   Hi. Thanks for the replies. I saw on the amp boar...   Dec 28 2012, 04:05
- - Glenn Gundlach   QUOTE (john11 @ Dec 27 2012, 19:05) Hi. T...   Dec 28 2012, 04:24
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