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RE: Is there room in the vertical direction,..

I could mount axial caps vertically. I work on Farfisa Combo Organs, and they did that all the time. Of course, the fact that Farfisa did it doesn't exactly inspire me to adopt the practice. It does cause the end caps of some brands of capacitor to pop loose over time.

In the end, I think I've figured out a way to mount a film & foil capacitor on the underside of the PCB that won't cause any problems.

I guess my takeaway from this thread is that no commercial metallized film capacitors are acceptable. But then, how is it that capacitors like Auricaps and SonicCaps are OK? Winding capacitors is not something you can do in your garage. It has to be done by a capacitor manufacturer that's contracted to make them. Do they use a thicker metallization layer?

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