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EEVblog => EEVblog Specific => Suggestions => Topic started by: Caelarius on December 10, 2017, 12:00:50 pm

Title: Video suggestion: a beginners guide to capacitor types and when to use them.
Post by: Caelarius on December 10, 2017, 12:00:50 pm
Electrolytic, ceramic, tantalum, poly-whatevs, supercaps....... When do you use which type?

So my suggestion is for a beginners guide video on what type of capacitor do you use for which application(s). If you're designing a circuit, does it matter (much?). And also, quite important, can you whack in another type without releasing the magic smoke? Especially with elco's vs non-polarity versions. E.g. when a circuit calls for an electrolytic 10 uF 16V, can you safely replace it with a jellybean SMD 10uF 16V? Or vice versa. Does it have an impact on functioning of the circuit as long as you keep within the maximum ratings?
Title: Re: Video suggestion: a beginners guide to capacitor types and when to use them.
Post by: retiredcaps on December 10, 2017, 07:34:33 pm
A 1000 videos ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlvqUts9H9c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlvqUts9H9c)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDDoi70cxw0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDDoi70cxw0)

and a few others Dave have done by searching for "eevblog capacitor".
Title: Re: Video suggestion: a beginners guide to capacitor types and when to use them.
Post by: Caelarius on December 10, 2017, 09:25:51 pm
Damn, I must have been still asleep to miss those. :-[

Anyways, a 1000 episodes ago. When Dave limited himself to 10 minutes!  :-DD