What value is meant(regarding caps)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by AE35, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. AE35

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 1, 2005
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    Hi all.

    Today's stupid question.

    I have to replace som caps, and the spec says that the new one should be
    22uF/+30

    Does that mean that it could be anything above 30V?? 50V for that matter?

    Thanks!

    Nicholas
     
  2. hgmjr

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    Jan 28, 2005
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    If the capacitor in question is being used as a power supply filter cap it should be safe to replace it with a capacitor that is rated for a voltage that is greater than 30Vdc. Keep in mind that the mechanical size (e.g. diameter, height, and lead spacing) for the higher voltage rated capacitor is likely to be larger. You will want to make sure that the greater size is going to fit in place of the original capacitor.

    hgmjr
     
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