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Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 08-26-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,712
Posted By theOracle
Re: Any more info on counterfeit Nichicons?

The trick to low cost shipping is to order in bulk, that way you can split the shipping cost across hundreds of capacitors - round up everything you own that needs to be recapped, and everything your...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 08-26-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,712
Posted By theOracle
Re: Any more info on counterfeit Nichicons?

You have no chain of custody, everyone on ebay selling fakes always says theirs are from authorized distributors, maybe authorized Chinese fake cap distributors!
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 08-26-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,712
Posted By theOracle
Re: Any more info on counterfeit Nichicons?

No, do NOT do this - in 2021, if you are not buying your capacitors DIRECTLY from the manufacturer's authorized dealer (as specified on the capacitor manufacturer's website) then you are buying cheap...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 08-26-2021, 04:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,712
Posted By theOracle
Re: Any more info on counterfeit Nichicons?

Hello from USA - sadly, although these capacitors are poorly made counterfeit, you can no longer go by looks - because I have seen some fake counterfeit Nichicon and other counterfeit Japanese...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 07-23-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,440
Posted By theOracle
Re: NAD T753 revisit

thanks for posting this thread! - about to recap my NAD 326BEE integrated amp in order to get rid of the crappy KSC caps and put first-tier Japanese in - Rubycon, Chemi-con, Nichicon, Panasonic,...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-14-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,032
Posted By theOracle
Re: Need help on Fluke 87-III mainboard repair

thanks for EEVBlog pics - that is exactly the meter I have!
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-14-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,032
Posted By theOracle
Re: Need help on Fluke 87-III mainboard repair

I have a rule on new equipment procurement:

no schematic, BOM, component locator diagrams, and calibration procedure = NO SALE! :uzi:
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-14-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,032
Posted By theOracle
Re: Need help on Fluke 87-III mainboard repair

what is significance of S1G ?

and are my selections at Digikey ideal?
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-14-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,032
Posted By theOracle
Re: Need help on Fluke 87-III mainboard repair

I don't want to even say what I think of that, given the $$ we engineers and techs have spent on Fluke over the years, but pathetic is not a strong enough word.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-14-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,032
Posted By theOracle
Re: Need help on Fluke 87-III mainboard repair

I think if I could just find a service manual for 87-III and a case perimeter seal and a battery door, I would be all set!
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-14-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,032
Posted By theOracle
Re: Need help on Fluke 87-III mainboard repair

here are my candidates: (based on Fluke 87 info, not 87-III)

for the bridge rectifier chip (http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?keywords=DF01M-ND%20)

for the diode...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-14-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,032
Posted By theOracle
Need help on Fluke 87-III mainboard repair

Hi there!

I replace caps for a living, but recently decided to try and fix a multimeter I picked up at a yard sale:

Fluke 87-III

It is in surprisingly good shape, needs a new battery door...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 05-22-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,712
Posted By theOracle
Re: Any more info on counterfeit Nichicons?

I see nothing in your photos that looks incorrect about these caps - and I have been using these for a long time!
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-12-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,314
Posted By theOracle
Re: Need help identifying these caps!

leaning over "o" symbol is definitely Nichicon, look at the datasheet linked to in post#2
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-11-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,314
Posted By theOracle
Re: Need help identifying these caps!

Here is what I am unclear on, I can see now that these are definitely Nichicon, and I see the high temperature marking, but how do you know they are the UX series, it seems like there are about 20...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-11-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,314
Posted By theOracle
Re: Need help identifying these caps!

I have a stock of very high quality low-ESR, 105C, through-hole caps from the manufacturers at the bottom of my signature and considering replacing these with them!

by the way, your date decoding...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-11-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,314
Posted By theOracle
Need help identifying these caps!

what amount of capacitance are these and what brand and what type?
and are they a type that has been known to fail?

they are about ~12 years old.

I am assuming the 4 in the top pic are 100 F...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-16-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,160
Posted By theOracle
Re: bad caps of the 1990's played havoc with car ECU's

an even more important reason to avoid ebay, is that it is not just enough to get one of the 4 high-end brands of caps listed in my sig, but you must have chain of custody due to there being so many...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 12-12-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,160
Posted By theOracle
Re: bad caps of the 1990's played havoc with car ECU's

hello from Club Lexus! - it's me, LSCowboyLS who wrote the original thread :spin:
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 11-17-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,205
Posted By theOracle
Re: what is the correct way solder a coin battery?

no, it is basically similar to a CR2032
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 11-17-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,205
Posted By theOracle
what is the correct way solder a coin battery?

I sometimes encounter laptop batteries that use coin type batteries, and the full part with connectors is no longer manufactured, and I need to replace the battery, and the actual battery portion is...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 10-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,712
Posted By theOracle
Re: Any more info on counterfeit Nichicons?

Nichicon only has 4 authorized distributors in USA that keep inventory in stock, they are:

Digi-Key
Mouser
Newark
Arrow - Verical division

the first two for sure are just as low cost as...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 09-01-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,380
Posted By theOracle
Re: Beware next generation Chinese fake Sanyo WG!

yes, we are a materialistic bully country! - but the good people are in the minority here so change is hard!

I was using Nichicon as an example, same advice goes for Rubycon, NCC, Panasonic etc....
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 09-01-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,380
Posted By theOracle
Re: Beware next generation Chinese fake Sanyo WG!

Digi-Key and Mouser have the lowest prices in America and are fast and reliable and AUTHORIZED - however, due to the high price of international shipping, you should source from the Nichicon...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 09-01-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,380
Posted By theOracle
Re: Beware next generation Chinese fake Sanyo WG!

be careful on the second half of that sentence, everyone in America loves to say "I only source from authorized distributors"

Digi-Key and Mouser will sell you quantity 1 of most anything, so...
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