Need capacitor help please

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Damnstudents

Joined Oct 28, 2022
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A capacitor has gone bang in my Wurlitzer jukebox (about 15 years old).

It is attached near to the transformer it is wired in via a terminal block with live, neutral and earth wires.

The details I can get off it are:

0.47uF +2x3’ 900pF X1Y2
+680k
56026000030 A3
250v - HMF 25/100/21C
Ref. 0012425 0613

Really struggling to source a replacement so could do with either a recommendation of a supplier or an alternative that I could use.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
15,458
Welcome to AAC!
0.47uF +2x3’ 900pF X1Y2
+680k
56026000030 A3
250v - HMF 25/100/21C
Ref. 0012425 0613

Really struggling to source a replacement so could do with either a recommendation of a supplier or an alternative that I could use.
0.47uF 250VAC film capacitor. Digikey lists about a hundred options:
Through Hole Film Capacitors | Electronic Components Distributor DigiKey

Though I didn't notice any with a ground connection because they don't generally have a metal can that might need to be grounded for safety.
 

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Damnstudents

Joined Oct 28, 2022
5
Thank you for your help so far. Really am quite an amateur here - makes me feel ignorant how much I fail to understand so I must apologise in advance - sorry. I originally believed it would be a straight swap out.
I have searched and like you say there are many different options. I’m left feeling extremely confused…..
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
15,458
I originally believed it would be a straight swap out.
You could check with the manufacturer to see if they have stock, or sources. Or you could just replace with a 2 terminal cap without the ground connection. Most film capacitors are 2 terminal because they don't use metal cases that you might want to ground for safety.
 

Thread Starter

Damnstudents

Joined Oct 28, 2022
5
You could check with the manufacturer to see if they have stock, or sources. Or you could just replace with a 2 terminal cap without the ground connection. Most film capacitors are 2 terminal because they don't use metal cases that you might want to ground for safety.
Ok - have sent an email to a company called FIscher and Tausch in Germany (I can’t be sure if they were the manufacturer as their logo is different and it may have changed) to see if they can help.

I also wondered about the earth and if it was completely necessary. Can you recommend a replacement?

Thanks

Scott
 
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