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polarized to bipolar caps

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Feb 27, 2006.

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  1. Guest

    hi there!!!


    i want to ask from the group how to make a bipolar capacitor out of two
    polarized electrolytic caps. For example, I need 10uf bipolar cap but i
    don't have it at hand. Instead I do have 2 10uf polarized capacitors.
    My question is, can i combine these two capacitors in series to form a
    bipolar cap with same uf? If I can, how's the connection?

    Thanks in advance,

    ian b
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    ** No.

    U need 2 x 22 uF electro caps, wired in series, negative wires linked.

    The voltage of *each* cap must be sufficient for the max applied voltage.

    .......... Phil
  3. Sambo

    Sambo Guest

    Oh ? why not the two positive terminals? but I don't think that is right, what I have seen as supposedly working is two caps in parallel with diodes either feeding the + or draining the - . how this is supposed to allow the caps to discharge beats me, however.
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