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 Post subject: Question About Replacing an Electrolytic Cap
PostPosted: Apr Sat 14, 2012 5:23 am 
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Hi!

Another rookie question for everyone! I have just begun re-capping my Philco model 40-195. It has two electrolytic capacitors according to the schematic. I replaced one of them with little difficulty. However, the other electrolytic is stuffed inside a metal can with a single positive lead connecting to the power supply. The can itself acts as the ground for the electrolytic. How do I replace this? The replacement cap I have is a radial with two leads. Can I connect the positive lead of the new cap to where the old one connected and then solder the negative lead to the chassis to provide the ground? Or should I try to re-stuff the can with the new cap and solder the new cap's negative lead to the can? I'm completely lost with this one, so all help is greatly appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Question About Replacing an Electrolytic Cap
PostPosted: Apr Sat 14, 2012 7:15 am 
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Yes, you can connect it that way. It will work just fine.

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