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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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Black axial capacitors For Spectrum 16/48 with Composite Mod Kit

Black Axial Capacitors For ZX Spectrum / Composite Video Mod Kit

  • A set of new black bodied axial type electrolytic capacitors for the Spectrum 16 / 48 / 48+ (axial caps have a wire at each end, ie: the same form as those originally fitted to the Spectrum PCB).
  • Note: The colour of the capacitors is purely a cosmetic consideration - but the black ones are much cheaper. 
  • Kit also includes components to modify the Spectrum's video output to give a composite video signal from the existing phono connector and parts for the DC-DC improvement mod for issue 2 boards.
  • Brief fitting instructions included, with full details here.
Price: £ 2.99   Add to cart. (12 in stock)
Blue axial capacitors For Spectrum 16/48 and Composite Mod Kit

Blue Axial Capacitors For ZX Spectrum / Composite Video Mod Kit

  • As above but these capacitors are blue in colour - this is purely a cosmetic consideration but some people do prefer a closer match to the originals. (Manufacturer is Dubilier, a long established brand.)
  • Also includes the composite mod kit and Issue 2 board mod components, should they be required.
Price: £ 6.99   Add to cart. (7 in stock)
Capacitor for Spectrum video mod

A 100uf  Capacitor

A capacitor suitable for making the composite video mod on ZX Spectrums

Please see this article for details.

Price: £ 0.20   Add to cart. (9 in stock)
Capacitors for ZX Interface One Iss4 PCB

Replacement capacitors for ZX Interface One - Issue 4 PCB

  • 3 x 47uf axial capacitors
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (6 in stock)
Jail bars reduction capacitors

"Jail bars" reduction caps.

A set of 4 x 220nf capacitors to replace C5-C8 on the Spectrum 16/48 PCB (issue 2-6A) which can help reduce the "jail bar" effect in the display as described here.

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (8 in stock)