Need high voltage capacitor help...

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Texwing, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Texwing

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 7, 2011
    Help! My business has a mid 1970's thermatron sealing machine that ceased working today, and I found a burned and leaking capacitor marked .1 mfd-10KVDC. I am scrambling for a replacement; the manufacturer no longer has the part but is offering a .5mfd-15KVDC replacement they say will work, but they want $300 bucks for it.

    I have located a 2x .10mfd 10KVDC cap that looks good, but has three posts, can I just use one side of it, without damage? it has three posts, and the center is common.

    I have also found a .50mfd 10KVDC unit, which sounds like it should work when compared to the manufactures substitute recommendation. I am assuming that .5mfd and .50mfd mean the same thing, but I do not know for sure.

    Any other thoughts, sources, or ideas would be greatly appreciated as I need to get this machine running.
  2. debe

    Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    .5mfd is the same as .50mfd.