#1
I have a Mallory brand cap I have purchased from Antique Electronic Supply that is supposedly electrolytic. However, there is no indication of the polarity on the capacitor itself. It is an axial cap, the leads are of equal length, both ends have an indent and there is obviously no "+" or "-" to be seen anywhere. Printed on the cap are:

MALLORY
MADE IN USA
1 MFD 75 VNP
1 517-104690
235-8006B

Is it possible they sent me a non-polarized cap? Could 75 VNP stand for "75 Volts non-polarized"?
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#2
Quote by PimpedOutSquier
I have a Mallory brand cap I have purchased from Antique Electronic Supply that is supposedly electrolytic. However, there is no indication of the polarity on the capacitor itself. It is an axial cap, the leads are of equal length, both ends have an indent and there is obviously no "+" or "-" to be seen anywhere. Printed on the cap are:

MALLORY
MADE IN USA
1 MFD 75 VNP
1 517-104690
235-8006B

Is it possible they sent me a non-polarized cap? Could 75 VNP stand for "75 Volts non-polarized"?


I would say thats probably it. Is it an electrolytic cap?
#3
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I would say thats probably it. Is it an electrolytic cap?

read pl0x... He says it's supposedly an electrolytic cap...
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#5
Quote by PimpedOutSquier
I have a Mallory brand cap I have purchased from Antique Electronic Supply that is supposedly electrolytic. However, there is no indication of the polarity on the capacitor itself. It is an axial cap, the leads are of equal length, both ends have an indent and there is obviously no "+" or "-" to be seen anywhere. Printed on the cap are:

MALLORY
MADE IN USA
1 MFD 75 VNP
1 517-104690
235-8006B

Is it possible they sent me a non-polarized cap? Could 75 VNP stand for "75 Volts non-polarized"?

1mF NP (non-polarized)
#6
Okay, so if it's non-polarized it shouldn't make too much of a difference in a low-voltage pedal, right? It's for a 12au7-based gainer box, running at 9v.
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Didn't Kerry King use MGs at some point?

I think he just endorses them because he likes sacks of money
#7
Non polarized means can be mounted either way. If its polarized it will have some way or indicating neg from pos
#8
Non polarized are usually used in crossover networks. It should work fine for your circuit.