Factoids on purchasing replacement electrolytics and heat shrink tubing

Bob And Bettina Groh rgroh at SWBELL.NET
Wed Oct 22 23:25:38 EDT 2003

I just got going on rebuilding some misbehaving radio's and needed some
replacement electrolytics (specifically a dual section 50 uF, 160 VDC
unit).  I decided to use a 'built up' equivalent with modern capacitors
and an over-wrap of heatshrink.  After looking at some alternative
sources, I found the costs (particularily for the heat shrink) were
rather high.  Then I remembered good ol' Digi-key (www.digikey.com).
 Prices were the most reasonable of those I had checked with the heat
shrink being , by far, the cheapest (a 4 ft piece of 1" diameter costing
only $2.54).  Quick and easy to order and in my hands in 4 days.
 Reasonable shipping costs too.  So just a thought to anyone who might
be interested in buying parts.  Yes,  I still shop at Antique
Electronics and Mouser but Digi-Key is on the list too!

Bob Groh, WA2CKY

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