Capacitor replacement

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by lubnaan90, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. lubnaan90

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jan 13, 2010
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    Hello to All,

    Is it appropriate to use 2200uf capacitors as a replacement of 2000uf capacitors ?

    Note : The capacitor is to be replaced in an old soviet made Power supply unit.
     
  2. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    As long as the voltage of the capacitor is equal or higer rated.
    Capacitors can have up to 20 % tolerance.

    Bertus
     
  3. lubnaan90

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jan 13, 2010
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    Thanks a lot for your immediate reply.
    Its been long since i red from you.
     
  4. retched

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    Dec 5, 2009
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    Check out bertus' cell phone camera ring flash. good idea.

    As for the caps, I would agree. the 200uf can be such a small variance that stray capacitance is usually indicative of, so as long as your PCB is well made, you shouldn't notice a difference with a small difference.
     
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