Orange Drop capacitors

715P polypropylene film caps, from 1nF to 100nF, popular for Fender-style builds


For signal path caps, I have a range of silver mica and film caps in popular values. This page covers the classic Orange Drop caps (715P series), in values from 1nF to 100nF. I like to use these caps in Fender-style builds. Orange Drop caps are radial, with two leads jutting out from the underside.


The leads are each 50mm or longer, so they can stretch across wide turret boards. The body of these caps varies, but the larger values are quite a lot fatter than axial film caps. For example, the 47nF cap is around 12mm in diameter; bear this in mind when designing your layout.




Note: (April 2022: the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the sanctions have disrupted the global supply of valves. Therefore, only the version without valves is available until further notice.).