Can I replace other capacitors with polyester film capacitors

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Klubowy, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Klubowy

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    Can I replace ceramic or electrolytic capacitors with polyester film capacitors.
     
  2. recklessrog

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    Without specific information/schematic, it is impossible to say. Provide a clue as to the application
     
  3. Klubowy

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    It's a simple 555 circuit but I find it difficult finding the right parts on the Internet .
     
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    Poly-film caps are among the best, but usually a bit high priced.
     
  5. recklessrog

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    Well, give it a try, experimenting is fun and teaches a lot :)
     
  6. Klubowy

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    I just hope the thing doesn't blow up on me. Thank you nonetheless .
     
  7. recklessrog

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    Unlikely to blow up, it will either work or not. the 555 is quite robust, just don't exceed it's voltage rating.
     
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