Electrolyte replacing normal cap??

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Electrolyte replacing normal cap??

Postby trad3mark » 22 Sep 2009, 10:26

I'm SO close to having a build done, but i forgot to order 4 x 1uF caps, i got electrolytes instead. :slap:

anyhow, IF i get the polarity right on them, will they still work? and on that note, if they're 10V electrolytes, and it's a 12V circuit, what's the ramifications?

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Re: Electrolyte replacing normal cap??

Postby roseblood11 » 22 Sep 2009, 12:38

anyhow, IF i get the polarity right on them, will they still work?


Depends on the circuit, post the schematic!

if they're 10V electrolytes, and it's a 12V circuit, what's the ramifications


Maybe they will do the job for the next hundred years or they die within minutes or even seconds. Even if they work, they will get damaged over the time. I wouldn´t try it...
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Re: Electrolyte replacing normal cap??

Postby trad3mark » 22 Sep 2009, 12:51

it's the Diefet 1.21 schematic. Do you know where to find it or do you want the link??

cheers for the reply by the way. I can try the circuit at 9V first, then bump up the voltage if it works at 9v. that way, i'll know if the caps will work.
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