Friday, December 23, 2016

Yamaha Amp Repair: Digikey Capacitors

The Digikey replacement capacitors have arrived! For those of us unfamiliar with Digikey packaging, here is a walkthrough.

The capacitors arrived in a massive box, size 5" x 7.5" x 7.5".

On the top of the box is this funny paper packing material that squishes very nicely. It's like a more eco-friendly version of packing peanuts.

A helpful warning in the packing material telling us that the product is buried in the paper wrapping somewhere.

Recyclable as well. Very neat.

Once that layer is removed, we get to the capacitors!

A close-up of the part label.

Unrolling this plastic bag.

Removing a capacitor, encased in bubble wrap.

Unrolling the capacitor from the bubble-wrap bag.

Here it is!

They even provide a small anti-static foam square to protect the pins from poking through the bag. Very cool.

The pins of the capacitor.

That's it for this week! Digikey's eco-unfriendly, yet secure packaging is certainly a sight to behold.