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Voltage rating on tone caps?

 
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tnt



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 7:24 am    Post subject: Voltage rating on tone caps? Reply with quote

Just noticed that some caps are rated at 600v, others not....

Should I care about this? Is 600v 'better'?
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BrightKJ



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not at all... you are dealing with incredibly low voltages at that point for passive pickups. The only exception might be if you have active pickups and even then, you're talking 18V max.
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tnt



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BrightKJ wrote:
Not at all... you are dealing with incredibly low voltages at that point for passive pickups. The only exception might be if you have active pickups and even then, you're talking 18V max.

Excellent. Thanks,
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I can't believe I even said that. I had my mind on Mexican food for lunch.

The 9-18V (typ) is for powering the pickups. That's not what the output is. Even on an active pickup, the output voltage wouldn't go much higher than 500mV to 1V, if that.
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