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 Post subject: Sprague Atoms aren't orange any more
PostPosted: May Sat 29, 2004 5:01 pm 
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I just got some Sprague Atom electrolytics from Mouser, and they're blue. Is nothing sacred anymore <IMG SRC="http://antiqueradios.com/forums/tongue.gif"><P>------------------<BR>73 de Leigh W3NLB | | Leigh@AtwaterKent.Info<BR><A HREF="http://www.AtwaterKent.info" TARGET=_blank>http://www.AtwaterKent.info</A> | | <A HREF="http://www.Synchrophase.info" TARGET=_blank>http://www.Synchrophase.info</A>


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 Post subject: Sprague Atoms aren't orange any more
PostPosted: May Sat 29, 2004 7:42 pm 
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Hi Leigh,<P>I suspect they may have merged the Atoms production into another assembly line. I have some Sprague "39D" whose physical construction at least seems nearly identical to the Atoms, and they have been blue for 20 years or more. The ones I am looking at have 1984 date codes. Since there does not seem to be a huge demand for axial lead electrolytic capacitors any longer, it may just be economics that they make all their products coming off the same line the same color.<P>------------------<BR>Dennis


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 Post subject: Sprague Atoms aren't orange any more
PostPosted: May Sat 29, 2004 8:40 pm 
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You'll find the smaller ones like 8uf/450v to be black.<BR>Noticed something interesting comparing a 1977 orange version with a 2000 black one. The newer one indicates the voltage rating as 0-450 volts.<P>-Bill<P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: Sprague Atoms aren't orange any more
PostPosted: May Sat 29, 2004 9:57 pm 
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I'm wondering if they're actually made by another company and just stamped with the Sprague Atom name. They really look like CDE's, even to the font face and size.<P>I believe the 39D-series was always blue. Atoms are the TVA series, and the older ones I have and the ones I remember were always orange.<P>------------------<BR>73 de Leigh W3NLB | | Leigh@AtwaterKent.Info<BR><A HREF="http://www.AtwaterKent.info" TARGET=_blank>http://www.AtwaterKent.info</A> | | <A HREF="http://www.Synchrophase.info" TARGET=_blank>http://www.Synchrophase.info</A>


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 Post subject: Sprague Atoms aren't orange any more
PostPosted: May Sun 30, 2004 3:47 am 
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Another sign that nothing is as it once was.<BR>Aren't all "American" caps made by foreign companies,anyway..........like the Mexican made Chevies?If so,the original U.S. "flavour" and touch are missing anyway.<BR>Malcolm<P>------------------<BR>


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