# Changing decoupling capacitor values

I'm building a small board that uses the MMA8453Q Freescale Accelerometer.

The datasheet requires a 4.7μF decouple capacitor on the $V_{dd}$ pin. I only have 3.3μF or 6.8μF capacitors on hand. Could I use them instead? What's the risk of using a different value decoupling capacitor?

• Probably either will be perfectly OK but go for the 6.8uF. – Andy aka Oct 8 '13 at 7:22