AC Filter Cap Brand Recommendations

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sun Sep 25 00:58:53 CDT 2016

On 09/24/2016 08:31 PM, Craig Ruff wrote:
> Wouldn’t you know it, the same day I decide to order a ribbon and
> some paper for my HP 82905B (aka Epson MX80) printer, the AC line
> filter cap (C1 on the MFIL board), expelled its magic smoke rather
> impressively.  After some cleanup, the printer has been banished to
> the garage until the smell diminishes.  It appears to be a 250 V, 0.1
> µF X type.  What manufacturers have good reliability for this
> application, in your opinion?

Any of the major brands should be good--Kemet, Panasonic,..


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