Questions tagged [esr]

ESR is the "equivalent series resistance" of an electrical component (such as a capacitor or inductor) arising from non-idealities that are always present in the materials used in their construction.

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Supercapacitor as PMIC Storage Element

I'm currently trying to design a system that incorporates an ADP5092 which can use a supercapacitor as the storage element but I am also considering other similar PMIC chips so this is more for ...
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Capacitors: 200 mOhm ESR @ 100 Hz, attainable?

The MLCCs in 0805 case seem to have one or two orders of magnitude higher ESRs at that frequency. Are there any such low ESR caps out there, preferably 0805 MLCC but not compulsory? It is a 220 nF cap ...
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Capacitor ESR Calculation

I'm trying to perform esr calculations of this capacitor(1uF): https://alconelectronics.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/KP-6-JUNE-2019.pdf to do that I need to know dissipation factor and at the bottom ...
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State Space Average Model of Non-Ideal Buck Converter

I've been learning power electronics and am trying to design a dual-switch forward converter. One of the things I've been trying to do is derive the small-signal equivalent circuit of the non-ideal ...
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Is there a reliable way to read an in-circuit capacitor? [duplicate]

Is there a reliable way to read an in-circuit capacitor? I have a PCB-type ESR meter with a zero-force insertion socket that works for components, but do not have a meter that was designed to read ...
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Buck Converter Capacitor and Inductor Characteristics

I'm trying to make a buck converter with this mickey-mouse MC34063A chip that will step-down +5V to +3V3 up to 500 milliamps. I've gone through the calculations by hand and validated them with an ...
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Difference between “|Z|” and “Resistance” in capacitor datasheet?

I'm shopping for capacitors, and I expect good capacitor datasheets to have a graph of |Z| (the magnitude of the capacitor's impedance) as a function of frequency. I was confused when I looked at ...
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Capacitor Impedance ESR vs Frequency Curve

Yageo's SMT capacitor datasheet lists the ESR vs. Frequency Curve show below: Note that impedance (Z) is listed in units (W). How can this be understood? Why is impedance seemingly not measured in ...
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Strange Behaviour of Lipo Battery ESR during charging

I performed three charge tests on a single cell 190mAh Li-Po battery with Keithley Battery Simulator instrument. Charging started at 3V and stopped at 4.20V in all tests. After completing the three ...
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Low ESR capcitors for switching pre-regulator (LM2596)

In LM2596 switching regulator datasheet suggested to use low ESR capacitors. since I'm going to use LM2596 as a pre-regulator for a linear regulator to reduce the voltage drop on linear regulator, is ...
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Bulk Capacitor Ripple Current as a Function of Capacitance

When you have a bulk capacitor on a time varying load, what is the relationship between the capacitance of the bulk capacitor, the ESR of the bulk capacitor and the ripple current through the bulk ...
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How to convert capacitor impedance to ESR?

I select an output capacitor for a DC / DC converter (LM2596), it is said that it needs a high ESR (50-60mOhm). In the characteristics of electrolytic capacitors there is no given value, but there is ...
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stm32f7x2Rx vcap1 finding a suitable low ESR capacitor

According AN4661 In the STM32F7x2Rx devices, only the VCAP1 pin is available and must be connected to 4.7 µF low ESR between 0.1Ω and 0.2Ω ceramic capacitor. So how do I go about finding a ...
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Normal ESR Values for Capacitors of Various Types

I am working on a light detection preamp board that went bad. The circuit uses a chopper stabilized opamp TLC2652. Does it have a reputation for being fragile? Anyway, as usual, I went around to ...
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Crystal's datasheet give load capacitance is 20pF, do I need external load capacitors?

I use external crystal for HSE of STM32F0. I plan to use 8MHz Cylinder Crystals. Datasheet of this crystal below Datasheet give crystal load capacitance is 20pF My questions: 1/ Do I need to add 2 ...
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What is an ESR zero in a power converter's output filter ? (#ExplainLikeI'm5)

I'm trying to understand this sentence (from this answer): So if your application has high ripple current and you don't need the ESR zero for stability then a low ESR cap will likely be the way ...
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Why do some devices use electrolytic capacitors instead of ceramics for small value components?

I've recently run into a number of consumer-grade devices that use 50v, 0.22uF electrolytic capacitors, as well as other similarly rated parts, all below about 10uF. In use, the voltages on them are ...
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Best method to determine current in ESR meter

I've recently found the need for a ESR meter(My daughter and her boyfriend brought me 8 broken LED/LCD TVs and 6 have power problems). I also decided to go all out and build a full blown ESR meter. ...
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Trying to understand ESR

New here, self taught, been working with tube amps for a while. Currently working on my 64 Deluxe Reverb that I have restored to stock, with some of the original ceramic and film capacitors. Just ...
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What causes the series resistance in capacitors?

Especially in high frequency circuits there often seems to be the problem of ESR of capacitors. ESR apparently is a characteristic of non-ideal capacitors, and is essentially a resistance appearing in ...
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Crystal's ESR or Frequency Stability/Tolerance, which is more of a priority?

I'll be using a 12MHz crystal, CL=20pF on an NXP chip. Currently choosing between lower ESR (60ohms vs 100ohms) or lower stability (50ppm vs 10ppm). Which spec is more important? Should I choose a ...
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How to convert Ripple Current spec to ESR?

It used to be that vendors like Digikey gave a cap's ESR value and not ripple current. Nowadays, it seems more report only ripple current and not ESR. What gives with that? So what are we supposed to ...
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By-Pass Capacitors for my SIM7600 Module

I am designing a PCB for SIM7600 module. I am stuck at choosing right capacitors for it. The datasheet (Page 21 & 22) specifies the load transient of the module. You can found load transient below:...
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1117 voltage regularo ceramic caps

I have made a mistake and I do not have the space on my PCB to add two serial resistors. Is it OK to use only one for two caps? Simulation looks OK but it only the simulation
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ESR of capacitor

ESR results in power loss and inefficient power supplies or regulators. How does ESR affect the stability of the system?
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What's the impact of a crystal's frequency stability, ESR and load capacitance on micro-controllers?

I'm choosing a crystal for MK20DX256VLH7, but I can't seem to find enough information in MK20's datasheet for the oscillator. So, what I'm interested in knowing is: What is the impact of crystals' ...
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LDO Output Capacitor Selection and ESR Consideration

For a simple application of a voltage regulator with 5V in and 3.3V out, I am looking at these three regulators. 1)AP2127K-3.3TRG1 2)MIC5504-3.3YM5-TR 3)TLV73333PDBVR They all have different ...
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LM2596 and other DC-DC converters why oscillate if the output capacitor ESR value is too low?

I would like to use LM2596 converter. Datasheet says: 'If the selected capacitor's ESR is extremely low, there is a possibility of an unstable feedback loop, resulting in an oscillation at the output.'...
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Using a single resistor for constant current load

I have a super capacitor (1000F) laying around and I want to measure ESR and it's capacitance. I have access to a 8V/500A power supply and various meters. If I wanted to charge/discharge the ...
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Surface mount capacitor value confirmation

I was just checking for some bad caps on my TV as I get a large distortion for a few minutes at power up. The power board looked fine but I noticed some aluminium surface mount caps were bulging ...
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What equivalent series resistance (ESR) capacitor should I replace bad one with?

I've got a bad clock capacitor in my original xbox that I'm trying to replace. It's a 1F 2.5V cap however, I'm not sure what Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) the new cap should be. I see they sell 1 ...
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Do caps with a higher max voltage have lower ESR?

Does a capacitor of a higher max voltage, all other factors the same, have a lower ESR? If so, is the any relationship between the voltage and ESR differences?
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Is this inductor and caps a good choice for a buck converter?

I wanted to get together a simple and efficient 12V to 5V switching power regulator using only through-hole components that can be soldered to a nice protoboard. For my purposes, I need to provide 0....
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Do low-ESR ceramic capacitors in the uF-range exist?

I am designing a power supply for my board and plan to use an isolated, regulated DC-DC converter. This converter from Murata fits the bill, but the datasheet doesn't provide any guidance on input or ...
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Is this capacitor suitable for boost converter (low ESR)?

I am about to build voltage booster (1.5V battery to 3.3V) with NCP1402. Datasheet recommends 68μF tantalum or two 22μF capacitors for output. Schematic looks like this: Output capacitor should have ...
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ESR in Electrolytic capacitor vs Voltage rating

I would like to know why in an electrolytic capacitor the ESR decreases as voltage rating increases. And why the current rating increases as voltage rating increases. Thank you.
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Can a capacitor have high series resistance and low Q and why?

I measured with an LRC meter (Agilent 1731A) a capacitor at frequency \$1kHz\$, finding \$C=109.4 n F\$. Then I tried to measure the resistance and quality factor of the capacitor: here is what I got....
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What is making my DC/DC converter's capacitor to blow up?

I'm having some capacitors blown up and I am not sure what's the cause of this. It is definitely NOT OVERVOLTAGE and NOT in WRONG POLARIZATION. Let me introduce the scenario: I have designed a double ...
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How to find a capacitor for LDO that meets ESR requirements

I am searching an suitable input and output capacitor (for example MLCC) for following Low Dropout Regulator (LDO): Analog ADP151. The datasheet says that the ESR of the caps should be between 0.001 ...
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How much resistance does the capacitor itself contribute to an RC circuit?

Are the effects of the internal resistance of a capacitor in a non-repetitive RC circuit with an RC time constant of less than a nanosecond significant? I have only been able to find equivalent series ...
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how to calculate capacitance value from esr chart?

ok so im using a TL760M33 that outputs 3.3V (500ma) and requires a 0.1uf,and 22uf tantalum capacitor. its only powering my bluetooth module which peak current is 100ma.and the module isnt always ...
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Choosing capacitors for a linear voltage regulator

I'm trying to use an LM1117 linear voltage regulator to convert to 3.3v (input voltage will be 9 or 5 volts; not yet decided). The datasheet suggests using 10uF tantalum capacitors on the input and ...
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Is the “dc impedance” and ESR the same thing?

In a super-capacitor, what is the DC Impedance? Is it the same as ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance)?
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What is the impedance value that means it is a low ESR capacitor?

I need to select a 300uF capacitor and it is mentioned in the datasheet that it should be a Low ESR capacitor. However, it is not mentioned the impedance range or how much it should be. How can I ...
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Decoupling Capacitor Power Waste

I'm designing for a very power sensitive motor controller, and I'm concerned about the power that will be lost to the ESR of my decoupling capacitors. I have a prototype board as well, but there's no ...
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Supercapacitor ESR

I am trying to automate a method of testing the ESR of many super capacitors simultaneously. I have read that a good method of measuring the ESR of capacitors is to apply a square wave across the cap ...
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High value ceramic capacitors?

In a project, I am using the PTN78020H power supply, and it has a recommended circuit (from the datasheet linked above) that looks like this: Now on the input, it requests a massive 4 x 4.7uF ceramic ...
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capacitor ripple current in buck converter

I'm designing a step-down buck converter and I'm a little bit worried about ripple current which flows through the output capacitors. In my research on the internet I found that ripple current is ...
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Unusually high ESR of cheap ceramic capacitors

I recently bought the De5000 LCR meter and have been measuring some components I have on hand to get a feel for the meter. Measuring electrolytic and Mylar capacitors have given reasonable ESR values ...
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LDO Minimum ESR on output capacitor

I have been wondering for a while. With cheaper LDO regulators I often see them advertise that you can use a ceramic output capacitor. In the datasheet examples they use them. But then they say things ...