I have a datasheet for a part (TPS6735IDR) that shows application circuit examples where polarised capacitors are connected the wrong way around (positive terminal to ground). I thought this would cause them to blow up? Is the datasheet correct or have they made a mistake? Datasheet provided below:


The circuit that I mentioned is on page 12 (figure 15, application circuit).

  • \$\begingroup\$ Which cap do you think is backwards? The output is a negative voltage, so they all look correct to me. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mattman944
    Commented May 26, 2021 at 21:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah nah I'm a bit sleep deprived ofc u guys are right. I just noticed this and was on my way back to say nvm :P \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 26, 2021 at 21:27

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That converter has a negative voltage output.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Yep, you're right - forgot abt the -ve output and just saw the positive of the cap connected to ground lol. \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 26, 2021 at 21:26

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