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4n Capacitor for Mudbunny (purchased around 2016)
« on: May 13, 2019, 12:31:48 PM »
I had purchased a couple PCB's for a school project a long time ago and I am just getting around to completing the Mudbunny recently. I am choosing to do the Violet Rams Head version but I am having no luck finding a 4n capacitor.

4n is actually 4nF or 4000pF right? Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction or recommend an alternative?

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Re: 4n Capacitor for Mudbunny (purchased around 2016)
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 01:08:48 PM »
The best thing to do is try measure a few 3n9 ceramic caps , you may get lucky and get one that's bang on 4n. There ain't much in it at all between 3n9 and 4n

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Re: 4n Capacitor for Mudbunny (purchased around 2016)
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 03:09:11 PM »
 try 2n2 and 1n8 in paralel

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Re: 4n Capacitor for Mudbunny (purchased around 2016)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 03:42:14 PM »
I second the 3.9nF recommendation. Box film caps have a 10% tolerance, meaning one labelled "3n9" can be anywhere between 3.51nF and 4.29nF. If your DMM has a capacitance meter, feel free to try a handful to get one nearest 4nF.

OR, realize that EHX built the thing with a 10% tolerance in mind (honestly they didn't even care that much, they'd just use whatever caps they had on hand) and use a 3.9nF with confidence. 

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Re: 4n Capacitor for Mudbunny (purchased around 2016)
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 03:54:33 PM »
OR, realize that EHX built the thing with a 10% tolerance in mind (honestly they didn't even care that much, they'd just use whatever caps they had on hand) and use a 3.9nF with confidence.

I think in this situation, this is the perspective to take.

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Re: 4n Capacitor for Mudbunny (purchased around 2016)
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 09:56:17 PM »
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Re: 4n Capacitor for Mudbunny (purchased around 2016)
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2019, 10:50:34 AM »
Thank you everyone!