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What is difference between film capacitor and ceramic capacitor?

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  1. forever074

    forever074

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    Can you answer me some questions:
    1. What is difference between film capacitor and ceramic capacitor?
    2. In which case we often use film capacitor?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Think plastic sheet vs something a lot more rigid.

    One difference is their mechanical characteristics
     
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  3. shrtrnd

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    I use ceramic capacitors in higher frequency applicatons.
    There are a lot of different 'film' capacitors anymore. They all have their own price and performance idiosyncrasises.
    Did you have a specific application in mind?
     
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  4. forever074

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    I use capacitor to filter noise. But i don't know when we should use film capacitor.
     
  5. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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