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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:40 pm 
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Hi all,

I'm in the process of building a large beaver (ram's head) and although I'm not even finished, I'm completely hooked and looking forward to future projects.

My one issue is that I have no idea what I am looking for on the websites I've seen (mouser, smallbear, etc), when comparing to the parts checklist on the guides here at BYOC. For example, looking for a 120 ohm resistor as it says on the parts checklist on mouser, there are many different types, and even the ones that look similar to the ones I have are either 1/4 or 1/2 watt..

So if anyone has any advice on how to further recognize which parts I will need from the checklists I would be very grateful!

Thanks for having me :D
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:19 pm 
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The resistors are 1/4 watt, and a few will use 1/8 watt. They’re usually specified, they’re just smaller. Caps are film or nylon, electro caps are 16v to 50v on average. Whatever you can find closest to 18v. Hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:35 pm 
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I'd recommend reading through this informative page on capacitors: http://www.byocelectronics.com/capcodes.pdf

I'd go with caps of at least 25V rating, so that they can be safely used in 18V pedals.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:10 am 
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jimilee wrote:
The resistors are 1/4 watt, and a few will use 1/8 watt. They’re usually specified, they’re just smaller. Caps are film or nylon, electro caps are 16v to 50v on average. Whatever you can find closest to 18v. Hope this helps.
duhvoodooman wrote:
I'd recommend reading through this informative page on capacitors: http://www.byocelectronics.com/capcodes.pdf

I'd go with caps of at least 25V rating, so that they can be safely used in 18V pedals.


thank you both, much appreciated.

any more info and/or advice always welcome. or anything else you think might be interesting or fun for a beginner!


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Read the data sheet multiple times and verify the physical measurements. There's been a number of times where I thought I was ordering a tiny film capacitor and ended up with something the size of a 9V battery. You'll want a set of fairly decent, but not expensive, vernier/dial/digital calipers.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:25 pm 
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I feel your pain ordering from Mouser. Usually I'm looking for pedal-sized resistors or caps and they end up so big the box barely fits in the door... :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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