Author Topic: NP/BP Electrolytic Caps  (Read 366 times)


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NP/BP Electrolytic Caps
« on: March 13, 2023, 10:27:13 PM »
Maybe not a big deal, but when I was shopping for name-brand bipolar caps on Mouser I noticed that Nichicon's 10uF (several SKUs) are marked EOL.

Price isn't too bad, considering. QoS:

IDK, in the vintage computer world, recapping power supplies and such, Nichicon was the recommended brand. Anyhow, there it is  : P


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Re: NP/BP Electrolytic Caps
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2023, 11:59:53 PM »
Yeah I noticed that the other day when I was placing an order. Looking into it further, it's not just their bipolar caps either; Nichicon seems to be discontinuing most if not all of their 5x11, 6.3x11, and 6.3x15 electrolytic capacitors due to "decreased order volume and product obsolescence". This is a real bummer, as they were always my go-to electrolytic capacitor brand alongside Panasonic. Here's hoping they don't end up following suit...
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Re: NP/BP Electrolytic Caps
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2023, 10:52:14 PM »
I too saw this and I was bummed out as they were also my go to for electrolytics.

I'm not sure what will fill the gap, Rubycon has discontinued a lot too, as well as Panasonic.
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