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In addition to Autistic's correct answer, the value of C9 (X rated) is a compromise between consuming excessive AC current at 60 Hz while suppressing the voltage spike by about 3 dB to 6 dB at the transformer primary if power is cut off when the 60 Hz sine wave is at or close to peak current. C9 does NOT behave like a MOV or TransZorb, ...


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C9 snubs the transformer primary inductance. This damps the inductive spike that occurs when the power switch is turned off when current is flowing. This capacitor is often present in audio systems. This can save speakers from a turnoff plop sound that can be annoying or even destructive.


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Your initial impression is incorrect. Here is what the impedance of various capacitors in the same package looks like. Source In order to get a sufficiency flat power supply impedance over a wide bandwidth, one needs to use a selection of different capacitors.


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Can a 7805 regulator be used without input/output capacitors Short answer: YES ....but there are conditions First you should read a datasheet for the regulator such as this one. The datasheet clearly lays out: If your DC in supply is not too far away (distance/length not specified) you don't need a capacitor on the input. If your input supply is a small ...


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There may be some small benefit. Using a Murata's SimSurfing tool, I graphed the impedance vs. frequency curve for a 2.2uF 0402 (1005 metric) MLCC compared to an 0.1uF one in the same package. The 2.2uF cap is shown in blue in and the 0.1uF in green: As you can see, the point of resonance is higher in frequency with the 0.1uF, as would be expected of a ...


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Those two diodes perform a useful function when the external load is connected between the power supply outputs (this configuration doubles the voltage potential of the positive rail). In this case, if the load becomes short circuit then the two outputs will fight each other, one will become dominant and in this situation the diodes prevent one of the ...


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Indeed there is. The most obvious one is cost. Ceramic capacitors of different values in the same FOOTPRINT (not necessarily package since height may vary) do not cost the same. Beyond that, ceramic capacitors have different impedance curves (due to the different parasitics as you mentioned) and DC bias curves for each combination of capacitance, dielectric,...


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That has not really anything to do with the maximum current drawn. The 7805 just needs the 100nF at input AND at output to run stable. Without these capacitors there is a high probability of your output voltage to oscillate. Don't save on these two cheap components, in the end it will more likely cost you even more because of failed parts you have to replace....


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Sounds like you need a 1000:1 potential divider with a very high impedance. A simple resistive divider chain using resistors of a very large value plus an opamp with a high impedance input will work. e.g. Use 1G ohm resistor made of 5 x 200 Meg 1206 resistors, and a single 1 Meg 1206 resistor at the bottom of the chain. Feed the voltage across the 1Meg ...


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A 1000:1 voltage divider night be better. Make sure your series resistor has an adequate voltage specification. If you don't want to buy high voltage resistors, then often what folks do is put several ordinary ones in series. You are unlikely to run your cap bank down too quickly with (say) 10 off 10Meg resistors in series. With any cap bank, it's good ...


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The left side of the drawing says (twice!) 0.1 uF typical. I expect a 50 or 100 volt ceramic cap would be fine.


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A capacitor on the AC side won't do what you seem to think it will do. A capacitor will pass AC. If you put a large capacitor across your AC source, it will in effect be a (near) short circuit - cue sparks and bangs and tripped circuit breakers. If you put a large capacitor in series with your AC source, then still won't help. It will act like a ...


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The simple answer is, the capacitors are not required as long as the input is a clean DC and/or the load does not demand strict transient regulation. According to the datasheet, the two capacitors are required for the following reasons: C(in) is required if regulator is located at an appreciable distance from power supply filter. C(out) "improves" ...


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In addition to Neil_UK and Jason Mason: Have a look to differential probe projects on EEvblog and others, with the exception than you may not need a differential input signal (actually you need just a half of the differential probe) and probably you also don't need a compensation RC circuitry, also you don't need high bandwidth. An high input inpedance and ...


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Section 14.1 of the datasheet tells you why - the supply is monitored to allow it to switch over to the backup battery if and when it fails, and needs to not fall by more than a specified rate, such that the monitor circuit has time to make the switch over before power is lost.


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In DC power sources, you will see large capacitors in parallel with the output used to filter the DC voltage output. In an "ideal" DC voltage source (like a fully charged car battery), putting capacitors in parallel with the battery terminals will initially change the total circuit current until the capacitor is fully charged wherein the current drawn by the ...


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