I want to expand this post to cover polymer tantalum caps. In my application I have an older switching regulator that outputs 24V and needs large output capacitance (220uf), so ceramic or polymer ...
I've heard it suggested that "solid tantalum" capacitors are dangerous and may cause fire, may fail short circuit and are fatally sensitive to even very short over voltage spikes. Are tantalum ...
I understand that ceramics are good at ESR but would like to know if tantalum would suffice for my application. Some 16 bit PICs require a >4.7uf cap (10uf recommended) low ESR cap for their internal ...
I am trying to figure this cap out and locate a new one. It says 107K and 10K on it. Is is polarized ? what is it and where do i find one ?
I use 78L12 or similar voltage regulators in a few power supplies. I use them in their basic setup, see the picture: This diagram is common for all 78xx and 78Lxx regulators. It says that output ...
I'm planning on using an LM1117 to regulate 5 V to 3.3 V. Looking at (any of the several) data sheets for the LM1117, they recommend 10 µF tantalum capacitors between input and ground ...
I'm going to make a PIC programmer, so currently I'm acquiring parts that I'll need. And here's the one part that I can't get: ...
I was originally considering using a 10u 6.3V 0603 ceramic capacitor for stabilising the onboard voltage regulator on my microcontrollers. However, it may not be capable because of temperature ...