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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by HTD, Jul 22, 2008.

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  1. HTD

    HTD Guest

    Hi - newbie electronics learner here.
    I'm building a basic 12/24V power supply and one of the components
    called for is a 6A, 200 volt PIV bridge rectifier. I have one that is
    6A, 250V. Shouldn't I be able to use this without problems?

    Also, it requires 2 4400 MFD 50V electrolytic capacitors. Can I not
    use two 2200 MFD 50V capacitors in parallel to substitute for each

    I "think" the answer is yes to both of these questions but I'm only a
    couple weeks into the hobby.


    H. Dixon
  2. Randy Day

    Randy Day Guest

    You are correct. As long as the PIV is 200 or greater, you're OK.

    Caps in parallel are added, just like resistors in series...
  3. H. Dixon

    H. Dixon Guest

    Good - Thanks!
  4. neon


    Oct 21, 2006
    no you are not correct. you ask can i add two 2200 mfd capacitors in parallel yes. that makes 4400 mfd but it does not make 8800 mfd as you stated 2 4400mfd. or maybe you got mess up with too with two. who knows.
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