Author Topic: Question on caps  (Read 4612 times)

Joe Bonner

Question on caps
« on: October 07, 2003, 07:35:35 PM »
The DIY FAQ says that nonploarized caps can be subbed for electrolytics.

If this is the case, what is the purpose of using electrolytics?

Joe

aron

Question on caps
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2003, 09:19:27 PM »
Electrolytics are very small (size-wise) for their capacitance and are cheap.

Two very important considerations for production.

In general, a film cap (if you can fit it on a board and in the correct capacitance) will sound better than an electrolytic if it's in the signal path of a circuit.

Joe Bonner

Question on caps
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2003, 04:30:32 PM »
Thanks, Aron! That makes a lot of sense.

Joe

aron

Question on caps
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2003, 12:59:38 AM »
I forgot to add, that while electrolytics can "dry out" after a while, film/ceramic caps stay good much longer.