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: £ 3.50   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. (5 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. (25 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. (4 in stock)
Ceramic capacitors 10 x 100nf (0.1uf)

A pack of ten 100nf (0.1uf) ceramic disc capacitors

  • As used in various locations the PCB (usually marked "104" on the body of the cap) of the Commodore 64, Spectrum and other micros 
  • Ceramic capacitors do not age in the same way as electrolytics so usually don't need to be replaced, but they are quite fragile and sometimes found physically damaged.
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (11 in stock)
Ceramic capacitors 10 x 10nf (0.01uf)

A pack of ten 10nf (0.01uf) ceramic disc capacitors

  • As used in various locations the PCB (usually marked "103" on the body of the cap) of the Commodore 64, Spectrum and other micros 
  • Ceramic capacitors do not age in the same way as electrolytics so usually don't need to be replaced, but they are quite fragile and sometimes found physically damaged.
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (8 in stock)
Ceramic capacitors 10 x 22nf

A pack of ten 22nf ceramic disc capacitors

  • As used in various locations the PCB (usually marked "223" on the body of the cap) of the Commodore 64, Spectrum and other micros 
  • Ceramic capacitors do not age in the same way as electrolytics so usually don't need to be replaced, but they are quite fragile and easily damaged.
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (10 in stock)
Ceramic capacitors 10 x 47nf

A pack of ten 47nf ceramic disc capacitors

  • As used in various locations the PCB (usually marked "473" on the body of the cap) of the Commodore 64, Spectrum and other micros 
  • Ceramic capacitors do not age in the same way as electrolytics so usually don't need to be replaced, but they are quite fragile and easily damaged.
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (12 in stock)
Jail bars reduction capacitors

"Jail bars" reduction caps.

  • A set of 4 x 220nf ceramic, axial 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.
  • These capacitors can be fitted either way around as (unlike electrolytic types) they are not polarized.

 

Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (26 in stock)

ZX Microdrive capacitors

A pack of 4 capacitors suitable for recapping a ZX Microdrive. It contains:

  • 0.22uf radial
  • 0.47uf radial
  • 22uf radial
  • 22uf axial (early models)
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (2 in stock)