What kind of Capacitor

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by shirreff, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. shirreff

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    Hi all,
    This is my first post,
    I have 2 power supplies, one good one bad they are 240 volt and have 2 outputs each, one is 5v and the other 12v.
    A keyboard I was fixing had an error message on the screen which I worked out as being a power supply issue. I swapped the good supply for bad and hey presto the keyboard was fine but I wanted to fix the power supply.

    I slowly began swapping various components until I found the culprit.
    It was a capacitor (I think). On the circuit board it says C18 next to it so I assume that means it is a capacitor.

    I want to order a new one but I don't know what to order.
    As far as I can tell it is very small about 4mm black with 2 silver stripes and 2 8 and I think E or could be E written on it.
    I have a diagram and it has 220 over 25 next to it if that helps.

    A good link to a page that lists different capacitors/resistors and how to identify them would be great also.
    thanks in advance.
     
  2. JingleJoe

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    A quick google search could probably find you other examples of your cap.
    As for the value, thats almost certainly 25 volts and 220 (something)farads [farads are a unit of capacitance but most commonly we use microfarads because one farad is acctually HUGE capacitance] so your cap could be 220 micro farads or nano farads or pico farads ... we need a pic to identify it really, but like I said, google can help you better than we can at the moment.
     
  3. MrChips

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    220 could also mean 22uF because 221 would be 220uF.
     
  4. shirreff

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    Capacitor-I-dont-know.jpg

    Hopefully I have uploaded the image correctly!
    I have tried searching on google but I don't know enough about components to choose the correct one. I am relying on finding one that looks the same.

    diagram.jpg

    I have uploaded the circuit board diagram, frustratingly I have the parts list for this keyboard but this board is not included on it.

    It is a late 1980's board from a korg M1.
     
  5. tom66

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    That looks more like a diode.
     
  6. shirreff

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    you will know better than me, I am assuming it is a capacitor because it is labelled C18 on the board. I am by no stretch of the imagination correct.
     
  7. JingleJoe

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    Almost certain that's a diode (Also woo! Synthesizers! I'm getting one of mine repaired at the moment) I have a feeling you may be looking at D6, the labeling for the capacitor may be misleadingly close.
     
  8. shirreff

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    Ah yes,
    I need your glasses!
    So what do you think I need to order?
     
  9. bertus

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    Hello,

    In the photo you show a diode.
    In the schematic you are pointing at a capacitor of 220 μF / 25 Volts.

    Bertus
     
  10. shirreff

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  12. shirreff

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    Ok I am beginning to understand, so what voltage and what amp should I be looking for?
     
  13. JingleJoe

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    Wasn't there a part number above the diode in the circuit diagram? Stick it in alldatasheet.com or google or something, perhaps you could find the exact same kind? Or an equivalent?
     
  14. R!f@@

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    If it was me fixing it, I would replace with exact diode no. and together with C21,C23,C18 and C19.

    The caps are all 220uf/25V. Use low ESR types.

    Is the diode no. starting with CRB or ERB
     
  15. shirreff

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    I can only see 2 8 and F on it, it might be an e. I will take it off the board to see if I can see any other info
     
  16. shirreff

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    Ok it says DF 28 E and the data sheet says crb4402,
    I must be getting close.
    I can see lots on Ebay for schottky diode but I don't know what amp and voltage to get. I have tried searching the above part numbers with no joy.
     
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  17. R!f@@

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    Then get me a good pic of the diode on the PCB

    Scrap that.

    Find any 1Amp Schottky diode or better yet, have u got any junk PCB's or Computer power supplies ?
     
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  18. shirreff

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    Capacitor-I-dont-know.jpg

    DSCF4648.jpg

    diagram.jpg

    that's the best I have got.
    I have a few pcbs but I am trying to fix them and re-use. I have pulled parts off one which is in the the picture but the rest I want to repair.
    I will gladly buy new diodes 1amp yes any voltage? would a higher amp be better?
    Ps the last pic has the wrong part circled.
     
  19. R!f@@

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    Any black coated diode used in switched mode supplies will be fine for ur replacement.
    Just find one of the same size.
     
  20. shirreff

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    Thanks,
    Maybe one day I will offer advice instead of receiving.
    Thanks.
     
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