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"It's a bead condenser, model AB 619 with a breakdown voltage of 33,000 volts.

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"It's a bead condenser, model AB 619 with a breakdown voltage of 33,000 volts.

Following on from my recent lighthearted posting in my capacitor sales section, I had a customer anxiously enquiring where he could buy the featured capacitor : - "It's a bead condenser, model AB 619. It has a breakdown voltage of 33,000 volts. A diamond drill won't touch it. It comes from a mysterious vendor called Electronics Service, Unit No. 16. There's no charge and no return address. The catalog pages are made of some kind of metal." These famous words are of course from the landmark sci-fi film, This Island Earth from 1955 directed by  Joseph Newman & Jack Arnold.   Based...

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