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Capacitors for the ZX Spectrum
Old electrolytic capacitors can dry out and fail so it's a good idea to replace them before damage occurs. For 128 cap packs, see the Spectrum 128 section.
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A 100uf Capacitor
A capacitor suitable for making the composite video mod on ZX Spectrums
Please see this article for details.
Axial Electrolytic Capacitors For ZX Spectrum / Composite Video Mod Kit
A set of replacement electrolytic capacitors for the Spectrum 16 / 48 / 48+ (motherboard versions from 2 to 6A) and components for applying the optional composite video modification.
For ease of fitting, these capacitors are axial types (ie: they have a lead coming from each end) - the same format as those originally fitted to the PCB.
The exact number of capacitors required varies across the PCB revisions but there will be enough here for all types. Printed fitting notes are included.
The kit also includes the following components which can be used to modify the Spectrum's video output to give a composite video signal for a much improved picture:
* Both video mods give a composite signal from the standard Spectrum video connector, which is much improved over RF (with care, the mod can be easily reversed). The transistor version produces a brighter picture and buffers the output from the Spectrum video circuit, however, it may not work on all TVs. The passive (capacitor) mod is simpler and should work with all TVs but the picture is generally not as bright. Fitting instructions for both are included.
Ceramic 22nf Axial Capacitor for Spectrum Motherboard
Radial electrolytic capacitors for Spectrum 48 / Composite mod kit
Good brand (Panasonic etc), long life capacitors suitable for re-capping a ZX Spectrum 48K.
These are radial type capacitors (which have both leads coming from the same end) so one wire has to be bent over the body of the capacitor when fitting - see this photo for example. Please see my other Spectrum capacitor set for axial types.
The pack comprises:
And also includes the following components for applying the composite video modification if desired.
Printed instructions are included.