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  1. tigmed

    tigmed

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    Hi to you all hopefully you can help me it has been a number of years since I built any circuit and need a little advice I am building a 12v to 6v circuit and just checking in the circuit it asks for 1uF 25v Caps looking though my box of bits I have found some 1uF 100v Caps and was just checking if they would be ok to use attached is the circuit

    Thanks in advance

    Tigmed
     

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  2. Martaine2005

    Martaine2005

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    Hi tigmed,
    That shouldn't be a problem at all.
    It is usually a good idea to have higher voltage caps. The voltage rated is only the maximum rating. But physical size can sometimes hinder placement.

    Martin
     
  3. tigmed

    tigmed

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    Thanks Matin for the quick reply, size is not a problem as its being mounted in a vehicle.
     
  4. Martaine2005

    Martaine2005

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    It is rather "over kill".
    If it's going in a car, mount it clear of all heating pipes and anything else that gets hot.
    Caps don't like heat.

    Martin
     
  5. tigmed

    tigmed

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    Were its going is cool with a fan to draw the heat away (piped into the cab to keep my feet warm lol) the total load will be about 8a thats why I am using the design I found
     
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