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Whats this weird looking Component?(pic included)? Answered

And yes,Tell me what it does. I have never seen such a thing,It came from some speaker box that had knobs to controll the tweeter and woofer(it was in the trash) Edit:Also The woofer and mid speakers where blown I could have taken the speaker,for its coil but i did not.

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NachoMahma (author)2009-03-12

. Mylar film capacitor. They are part of the crossover network.

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ReCreate (author)NachoMahma2009-03-12

eh...no it looks quite diffirent

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NachoMahma (author)ReCreate2009-03-14

. eh...no it looks just like 'em. Commonly found in speaker crossovers. . Not only do they look like 'em. You're only likely to find three components in a speaker box: inductor, capacitor, and resistor. Plus some wire and speakers - obviously not those. I'm going with cap.

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ReCreate (author)NachoMahma2009-03-14

umm... Really? That looks zippo like what i have

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NachoMahma (author)ReCreate2009-03-14

. My mistake polypropylene film capacitor.

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ReCreate (author)NachoMahma2009-03-14

so since their capacitors do they store electricity? could i use these caps to zap my ni-cd batteries?

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NachoMahma (author)ReCreate2009-03-15

. From an ofttimes faulty memory, the values of the caps are 1.5K uF and 5.0K uF. It appears that both are rated for 200V. Double-check my figures and then do the math.

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Irwind Kee (author)NachoMahma2011-03-06

i think this value not in uF (micro) but nF (nano) or pF (pico)

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ReCreate (author)NachoMahma2009-03-15

what do you mean?
Double-check my figures and then do the math.

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NachoMahma (author)ReCreate2009-03-16

. Verify that the caps have the values I gave and then see if they will work in your application.

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ReCreate (author)NachoMahma2009-03-16

Oh it does have it...WHO HOO!

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ReCreate (author)NachoMahma2009-03-14
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ReCreate (author)2009-03-14

after discussions i found that it is a polypropylene film capacitor.

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frollard (author)2009-03-11

Looks like 2 cylindrical batteries soldered together and shrink wrapped. Could be an inductor coil, or a huge resistor or capacitor. 5.0K makes me think kilo ohms, 200 20.0%? test with a multimeter...

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ReCreate (author)frollard2009-03-11

i don't think so but i connected it to to a speaker through one of the leads and th overall sound was a but quieter

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frollard (author)ReCreate2009-03-12

Sounds like a resistor or inductor (choke) then - both resist the flow of electrons (in their own different ways). The choke would be used to remove certain frequencies from getting to certain speakers - only send the bass to the woofer, the treble to the tweets, etc.

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ReCreate (author)frollard2009-03-12

hmm...yes that might be what it is

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Plasmana (author)2009-03-12

I agree with NachoMahma, they are most likely to be film capacitors.

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