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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 11:46 am 

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Old style electrolytic capacitors, do they have any value? If they were removed off some boards, would that increase the grade of the board? i know it would reduce the weight, which in turn decreases overall value by that amount of weight. I always throw them in the Brown board / Low grade bin when they come off while taking stuff apart. If they were worth anything better then low grade at .15 a pound. Any info?


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:06 pm 

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Those plastic wrapped canisters are most likely aluminum foil capacitors. Common as dirt and worth just about as much. I still don't throw them out as I am hoping I can find a local scrapyard that will pay breakage price for them.

The ones to watch for are the tantalum foil capacitors.


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:45 pm 

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They are junk except the white box style one pictured should contain copper. You might be able to find a scrap yard that will take those as transformers or if you are really really bored you can take them apart easily.


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 1:58 pm 
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Unfortunately they have no value to us.


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:57 pm 

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You really need to check those capacitors on ebay or other places. Rubycon capacitors can go from $1 - $15 depending on the type of capacitor.

Other larger branded capacitors have similar value.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:37 am 

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I'll buy it off you if you're gonna get rid of it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:10 am 

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Just an FYI; that post was many years old. I doubt they kept them this long. ;)
But who knows. :)

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