WitlessIdiot at triad.rr.com
Sat Jun 16 15:01:53 PDT 2007
ANIRUDH VIJ wrote:
> Unless you know the circuit type (LC, RC, ...), its expected input and
> output, you are risking havoc by changing the value of *any* of the
> components in the circuit. IIRC, by changing the the capacitor to a
> higher voltage rating, you have altered (possibly) at least two things
> (assuming the circuit is more than a simple power conditioning circuit)
> that may be critical.
> The critical thing here is "value of component",not the voltage rating.I completely agree that
> changing the capacitors's value from 2200uf to something else may have caused havoc,but
> increasiing its voltage rating can only be a good thing.It only means that the chances of a capacitor
> exploding are lesser :)
> If i correctly understood the previous post,the voltage rating increased while the value remained the
> same,so the capacitor itself should not be the source of the problem.
Thanks for that Anirudh. I hope it saves him some unneeded work. Based
on your sig below, might you have some other useful suggestions for him?
As I said, I really don't know a lot about this stuff.
> Anirudh Vij
> Undergraduate Student
> Electrical Engineering Department
> IIT Madras.
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