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Capacitor voltage values

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by TVisitor, Aug 3, 2008.

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  1. TVisitor

    TVisitor Guest

    Let's say I need a cap that's 100uF, 10V.

    Is there any issue with using a Cap with a bigger voltage rating? I
    would think no, it's just the maximum voltage that cap can tolerate
    (and possibly a tad more expensive).

  2. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Sure. Use 16V say.

  3. TVisitor

    TVisitor Guest

    Thanks John.

  4. neon


    Oct 21, 2006
    don't listen to bad advice a cap volts rating is there for one purpose and one only to give you a safety limit. As a rule stick the biggest that you can afford to install a 2000 mfd and 16v has the same size of a .22 mfd 100v why leakage and reliability. you must use the best cap for your application size and voltage all go together.
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