TRIAC question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Acouztica1205, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Acouztica1205

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    just gonna ask how to post lol.
    coz I cant post my question about TRIAC ,
    could an electrolytic capacitor be used in such circuit? sorry ^^
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    Mar 24, 2008
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  3. #12

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 30, 2010
    Electrolytic capacitors are usually not used with triacs because triacs are usually used with rather high voltages and they don't need a lot of capacitance in their snubber circuit. Cheaper and safer to use film caps or ceramics.

    ps, triacs are used with AC current. A non-polar electrolytic is rather expensive.