Component identification and replacement options

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Gdrumm, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Gdrumm

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    I have a pole lamp that has dimmer that's stopped working.
    I looked at the board and found one component that has turned dark, and has a small spot on it.

    I can't identify it. but I'm hoping you can.

    It's about 3/8"" long, and 1/4" tall. It's olive green, with two wires.
    The only thing I can see written on it is 823K, and 250VCH.

    What is it, and might I be able to replace it with a similar part I've harvested from some old equipment?

    See photo attached.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2010
  2. beenthere

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    Depending on how you want to express it, it's a capacitor - .082μF (82nF or 82,000 pF) at 250 volts.
     
  3. bertus

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  4. sceadwian

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    Looks like a non-polarized poly film cap. The image is too fuzy to determine it's value. You could replace it, but there's no guarantee that the rest of the circuit is still okay. Seeing as this is for a lamp dimmer, I'd go for a replacement, and buy a higher quality dimmer =)
     
  5. anurag1989

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    according to the picture...it loooookz lyk a capacitor...

    bt the value of a capacitor cn nvr be 823K......u must have sseeen the wrong value..

    itzz a capacitor by the way...n u cn easily replace it...
     
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