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CAPACITOR TIPS for the beginner. If you are new to restoring antique tube radios here are some useful CAPACITOR TIPS. How to choose capacitors and install them in tube radios is explained in non-technical language. We hope you find this capacitor advice useful re your vintage radio repairs and restorations.

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Capacitor Tips ( for the beginner ) :

Tube Radio CAPACITOR Basics


Non-Electrolytic CAPACITOR Tips

Electrolytic CAPACITOR Tips

CAPACITOR Installation Tips

About Us: We are Dave and Babylyn Cantelon and like yourself, we (well, at least one of us) like to restore old tube radios. We are also active in a number of Vintage Radio Clubs (AWA, MARC, IARC, LVRC, OVRA, OVRC, CVRS), both north and south of the US/Canadian border. Check out our Radio Links page if you would like to find a radio club to join. If you repair or restore old tube radios you know it can be hard finding the right high voltage capacitors, capacitors with the right capacitance values ... capacitors with high working voltages and capacitors with long leads for hand wiring. We believe you will find our capacitor product line useful re your antique tube radio repairs and restorations

Dave and Babylyn Cantelon, 6 Ferncrest Gate, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, M1W_1C2

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Capacitors for Tube Radios:

hot Capacitor Kits for Tube Radios

Metalized Polypropylene Capacitors - 630 Volt and 1000 Volt Axial Tubulars
Metallized Polyester Film Capacitors - 630 Volt & 1000 Volt Axial Tubulars
Metallized Polyester Film Capacitors - 6000 Volts Axial Tubulars
Metal-Foil Polypropylene Capacitors- 630 Volt Orange Dips
Metallized Polyester Film Capacitors - 630 Volt Orange Dips
Metallized Polypropylene Capacitors- 1600 Volt Orange Dips
Silver MICA Capacitors- 500 Volts
Mylar Polyester Film Capacitors - "on sale by the 50"
Ceramic Disc Capacitors - 1600 Volts
High Voltage Electrolytic Capacitors - Radial Leads
High Voltage Electrolytic Capacitors - Axial Leads
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X1/Y2 Disc Safety Capacitors - 250VAC
Y2 Film Safety / Interference Suppression Capacitors - 250VAC
X2 Film Safety / Interference Suppression Capacitors - 275VAC

RESISTORS for Tube Radios
Resistor $ Price List
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Heat Shrink (spaghetti) Tubing
Vintage Tube Radio Dial Belts

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