Replacing a blown capacitor help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by camochase, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. camochase

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 17, 2013
    I really don't know much about circuits especially capacitors. I over powered a circuit and blew a capacitor i hope it acted as a fuse and saved the board as a whole. But i wont be able to tell unless i replace the capacitor, but the casing around it identifying it is long gone. so is there a way for me to tell what kind i need? i think its 100uf 16v or 6v but thats a guess from memory so any tricks i should know? thanks for your help. if you need more information or a picture just ask and ill gladly post it
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  2. Alec_t


    Sep 17, 2013
    A sharply-focussed close-up pic (.gif or .png) of the cap, and of the board area around the cap location, would help.
  3. Mike33

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 4, 2005

    Yup. Also want to be sure it IS a cap. I've had someone think a cap blew when in fact it was an MOV on the primary of a transformer. What happened to cause the over-voltage situation?
  4. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    Knowing what kind of circuit it is would also help a lot. What are the rated voltage inputs? How much voltage did you apply? What does the circuit do?
  5. MrChips


    Oct 2, 2009
    Yes, what is the capacitor out of?
    A fridge, washing machine, cellphone, nuclear reactor, who knows?