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Getting away with it.

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by davelectronic, Jun 15, 2014.

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  1. davelectronic


    Dec 13, 2010
    Ok not ideal thing to do but this pc was being a pain in the butt, so i thought stuff it replacing a 6.3 volt 3300uf electrolytic with wait for it.... a 25 volt 4700uf unit oops i know its not ideal but appears to work fine /-: did i get away with it ? i've no idea. The reason was i thought i had scupperd my chance of repair after clearing the lead holes looked hopeless, so instead of ordering a value that matches i just through what i had to hand in there thinking this wont work anyways.

    I know its poor show but this machine was two steps from the bin. I think although not 100% its in the audio output part of the circuit.

    Its been running a few days now wandering if i got away with it, although i know not best practice. Thoughts anyone.
  2. KJ6EAD


    Aug 13, 2011
    It's just a bulk filter capacitor on a supply so no problem, unless you were expecting an excuse to buy a new computer.
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  3. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    Increasing the voltage is not an issue. Increasing the capacitance often isn't a major issue either.

    In this case the issue is that it physically fits.

    It did, so (in all probability) you're gold!
  4. davelectronic


    Dec 13, 2010
    I was kind a hopeing this might be the case. New computer aghh not likely lol. Oh all's well that ends well, i know i know no more getting away with it promise (-:
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