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    Default Recognizing capacitors and levels of quality?

    Guys,

    Can someone either post or link me to a current comprehensive *chart/list* of what color/markings distinguish the caps to their manufacturers.

    It would be much appreciated as I can't find the charts that I was looking at yesterday.

    Also, if you fellas could rank(give your opinions) the caps by their *quality* good/bad that would help out quite a bit.

    Thanks,

    Sphere

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    Sphere,
    You will have to register to see attachments over at http://www.badcaps.net/ but it will be worth it. Give me the referral please. I am Galvanized over there.
    Most of the bad and recommended caps are posted in thier forums with pics.
    willawake, a Mod over at badcaps has just registered here. He is a very knowledgable tech.

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    Sphere, I'm going to change your title to "official thread derailer"


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    Alright, lemme have it

    Thanks 'Yankee, I'll head over there...

    Sphere

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    Nichicon : PM , PW , HE , HD , HV , HM , HN , HZ
    http://www.nichicon.co.jp

    United Chemicon : LXZ , KY , KZE , KZH , KZG , KZJ
    http://www.chemi-con.com/

    Rubycon : YXG , YXH , ZT , ZL , ZLH , ZLG , MCZ
    http://www.rubycon.com/
    Series Chart, List of Substitutes for Old Series
    ZL is probably the easiest to find and our badcaps.net can supply top Rubycon caps or similar, please PM Topcat

    Sanyo : WX , WG
    http://www.sanyo.com/components/

    Panasonic : FC , FM
    FM is sometimes cheaper than FC and better. Both are great though.

    NIC Components - NRSZ , NRSJ , NRSG , NRSX , NRSK
    http://www.low-esr.com

    Aluminium Electrolytic Polymer Capacitors

    Sanyo (OS-CON Polymers) : SP , SEPC
    Be careful with SP series as lead can be too thick for some motherboards / graphics cards

    United Chemicon Polymers : PS , PSA, PSC

    Nichicon Polymers : LF

    List shamelessly stolen from badcaps

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    FYI: Enhance built Silverstone ST75F modular PSU I have here is Teapo primary and Teapo and Su'Scon secondary.

    The Su'Scon's had me fooled. They're the exact same brown color as Nippon/United Chemi-Con!

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    The Enhance ENS-0560G/ST60F I have is all Teapo for the larger caps, the little guys, 50V 10uF, plus some other little ones I couldn't read are Jamicon. Or so my notes say.
    Jamicon are not good'ens but at least they are not stressed componets...I hope

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    Zippy and Seasonic use Hitachi as part of their Primary cap set. I have not seen Hitachi being used on the secondary side.

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    nothing is worse than the RULYCONS

    stupid knockoffs

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    The Enhance ENS-0560G/ST60F I have is all Teapo for the larger caps
    Enhance built Silverstone ST75F modular PSU I have here is Teapo primary and Teapo and Su'Scon secondary.
    Aren't Teapo supposed to be bad capacitors ? (that says badcaps.net), and Enhance use them ?

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