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Hello, I have purchased some new capacitors for a pair of Klipsch type B crossovers. I am looking for advise as to how to install the caps so that the outer foil is connected correctly in the crossover.

 

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Kreg

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43 minutes ago, glens said:

I gotta say that for a loudspeaker crossover it's totally immaterial.

Unless one is super picky. Then, cutting the value in half, and using them in parallel with one going one way and one going the other way, using the text as a guide, is a good compromise.

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10 hours ago, ClaudeJ1 said:

Unless one is super picky. Then, cutting the value in half, and using them in parallel with one going one way and one going the other way, using the text as a guide, is a good compromise.

Rats, I've always aligned the caps so that you could read the text from one side, just seemed kind of neater.

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3 minutes ago, boom3 said:

The outer foil connected to lowest potential is a RF practice. Makes no difference at audio frequencies.

As PWK might have said: "Not a dime's worth of difference."   However, it is measurable, if not audible. What might be audible is the reduction of ESR with the parallel connection. Who knows for sure?

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