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MLCC capacitor - AC voltage performance

I'm planning to replace an MLCC capacitor (250 VAC voltage rate) with a capacitor MLCC (650 VDC voltage rate). Regarding the two datasheet of component I'm facing to this curve below : Can any one ...
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Help Me Identify This Capacitor

This multi-layer ceramic capacitor indicated in the picture is missing. It's next to an internal memory chip for the Nintendo Switch LITE. I need to replace it but I don't know its specs. Could you ...
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How can I tell whether an SMT/SMD Capacitor is oriented with plates horizontal or vertical?

This article talks about mounting capacitors with the electrodes parallel or perpendicular to this microstrip indicating that "By mounting the capacitor vertically, that is, with the electrodes ...
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MLCC DC bias voltage effect on AC?

After studying Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs), I have come to grips with the chemical phenomenon that decreases the effective capacitance of a given part. Without getting into too much of the ...
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leakage current of a 10uF MLCC compared with an aluminium decoupling capacitor

I am trying to track down a ~10uA current leak in my circuit. My PCB has this 10uF ceramic decoupling capacitor between 1.8V and GND. I cannot see it's ESR value in the datasheet so I do not know what ...
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MLCC capacitor uF

Looking for help with a repair please to be able to advise a capacitor rating. I have a 13.5V 5W 21 x led strip. Each LED 70ma 2.2 forward voltage. Apart from that 1pc SOD 2pcs 1k resisitor and 47r x ...
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What are the most common causes for a surface mount MLCC to crack?

What are the most common causes for a surface mount MLCC to crack? I just want to learn everything there is to know about the HOT MLCC problem
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How does manufacturer determine initial tolerance for capacitors?

Short version: I understand resistor initial tolerance is commonly obtained through sorting process where manufacturer only picks resistor that has resistance within the advertised initial tolerance. ...
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DC offset before signal being fed into an instrumentation amplifier from a bio potential source

I am trying to design an instrumentation amplifier, having 2 bio-potential sources as its differential inputs, each having peaks in the order of 10's of uV and a frequency band of 3-50 Hz. One of the ...
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Why use a tantalum instead of a ceramic capacitor?

On page 72 of the AD7124-4 datasheet it says: Decouple AVDD with a 1 μF tantalum capacitor in parallel with a 0.1 μF capacitor to AVSS on each pin. Why would this capacitor be specified to be a ...
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Deviation between datasheet ESL and actual measurements

Optimizing a PDN, I am trying to arrive at a result that is as accurate as possible. Murata specifies the following ESL for a generic 0805 MLCC (Figure), but comparing this to the measurements ...
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Hand soldering SMD 1206 components [closed]

Because I tried to wire-solder a protoboard which failed miserable, I'm intending to order a PCB. However, to minimize the area, I want to use some SMD1206 components. I ordered some basic ones (...
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Viable alternative for expensive MLCC capacitor?

I'm thinking of building and selling a product which uses a DC-DC isolator. I've been prototyping with Recom RI3 3W Isolated DC-DC Converter Through Hole, Vin 5 V dc, Vout 9V dc, I/O isolation 1kV. ...
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Problem about the price of some SMD components

I'm finding for some SMD components such as MLCC(Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitor)s. I tried to find both inexpensive and regularly-sized(which in my words this mean 'comfortable to solder with my hands',...
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Weird behavior of the MLCC capacitor after soldering

It's my first time using this capacitor. Before soldering, the capacitance measured only around 6uF. But after soldering and desoldering, the capacitance became 9uF around, and stable. I tested ...
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Difference between same value ceramic capacitors from different manufacturers

I want to know the impact of the Ceramic capacitor parameters. I have a 4.7uF,25V,0805 capacitor from 2 suppliers Murata and TDK. on comparing the parameters i see that the highlighted parameters are ...
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Capacitance decay of SMD ceramic capacitors

I want to use a 330nF X7R ceramic capacitor for an analog circuit. Obviously the capacitance value is very important for the correct working of the circuit. I haven't found on the datasheet if these ...
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MLCC - Can I use high voltage rated caps for very low voltage scenarios?

Is there any important reason why I can`t use high voltage mulilayer ceramic capacitors for low voltage scenarios? For example 50V or 100V rated MLCCs for 3.3V DC applications? I have bad eyes, and ...
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MLCC Shortages and Work-Arounds

I do hope this post is still within the boundaries or spirit of this forum and perhaps this question is best suited for the chat instead. I'm sure we all are experiencing (in one form or another) the ...
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Where do hi-pot multipliers come from?

I am researching AC vs. DC hi-pot testing. According to UL 508 and IEEE 421.3, a hi-pot test should, among other things, subject the unit under test to 1000 volts plus twice the rated voltage of the ...
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Why do manufacturers strongly discourage using X7R capacitors in AC signal and mains filtering applications?

Recently I've seen notes in datasheets from capacitor manufacturers Kemet and AVX that recommend designers not use X7R capacitors for applications in which they will be placed across mains or used for ...
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Availability of 0.01 pF and 1 pF chip capacitor with SRF more than 15 GHz

I am working on a parasitic steerable phased array antenna, designed at 15 GHz. I need to terminate one of the array elements with a 0.01 pF chip capacitor to achieve desired steering direction. I ...
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SMD Ceramic capacitor MLCC 0805 vs 0603

I'm trying to choose the right size of smd mlcc ceramic capacitor. Two of the biggest values of my capacitors are, 4.7uF and 10uF which I first chose to be 0603 because my pcb space is very limited. ...