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    Default Variable Capacitor

    I'm looking for a variable capacitor (tuning condenser) for a project.
    The type you would find in an old radio.
    Ideally duel gang 250/90pf.

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    Default Re: Variable Capacitor

    https://www.digikey.co.nz/products/en?keywords=capacitor&utm_adgroup=Capacitor&mkwid= s8Vztqj0B&pcrid=211526140943&pkw=%2Bcapacitor&pmt= b&pdv=t}&productid=&slid=&gclid=Cj0KCQiA1sriBRD-ARIsABYdwwG-VoJYbsmyXGaSTmlbHUoR4B7c1mkNch_7GMD0KKkp73rm--TgzvIaAnyqEALw_wcB

    Have a look at this outfit

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    Default Re: Variable Capacitor

    Thanks Clive.
    Had a look there, appears to be new stuff.
    I doubt if this item would be available as a new part.
    There are a few on eBay, but it takes so long to arrive unless you pay for the quick shipping option.

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    Default Re: Variable Capacitor

    It would look similar to this, only one gang/rotor will be smaller than the other.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variab..._Capacitor.jpg

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    Default Re: Variable Capacitor

    I have a box of them but all the values are unknown, it would take time to find one which might be correct... it may be faster to get one from eBay!
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: Variable Capacitor

    Must be a big box.
    It usually takes 4 - 6 weeks to get an item from eBay

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    Default Re: Variable Capacitor

    Thanks, already been there, also tried RS Components.
    It will have to be one scavenged from an old SW Radio.

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    Default Re: Variable Capacitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    Must be a big box.
    It usually takes 4 - 6 weeks to get an item from eBay
    Nothing happens fast around here.
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: Variable Capacitor

    Thanks the help team.
    I eventualy found one in an old radio at the local recycle centre.

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