Clarification on capacitors...!

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by jacktaura, May 11, 2012.

  1. jacktaura

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    Aug 16, 2010
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    Hello..!
    I am just a newbie to electronics.
    currently I am on a 555 timer circuit. I have a doubt on the selection of capacitors.
    My questions are,
    1) What is the difference between a 10
    μF, 63v capacitor and a 10μF, 25v capacitor?
    2) Will my timing be affected if I use a 63v rated capacitor instead of a 25v rated one?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. R!f@@

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    First off...WRITE IN DESCENT FONT. We have old people with poor eye sights.

    The difference between is the working voltage. The performance is not effected by the voltage. Nor the timing.
    A capacitor voltage should be chosen atleast 10% more than the supplied voltage.
     
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  3. #12

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    No.

    25V and 63V are the voltage the capacitors will survive. Survival voltage has almost nothing to do with capacitance.
     
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  4. shortbus

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    R!f@@ - Hey!! I resemble that remark:D:p
     
  5. R!f@@

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    I remember u asking me long time ago. :D
     
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