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PaulHilgeman 9th February 2003 07:13 PM

Can I make a Non-Polar Electrolytic using two polar ones
Can I just hook them up in parallel with the inputs switched? Of course using half of the value for each one?


hitsware 9th February 2003 07:17 PM

in series........ either + connected to + or - connected to -

PaulyG 9th February 2003 07:18 PM

I have seen them put in series with the minuses connected together. This would halve your capacitance.


psychokids 9th February 2003 07:19 PM

yep, in series, but make sure to use double the value for each one.


PaulHilgeman 9th February 2003 07:25 PM

Thanks alot!!!

Aiace 9th February 2003 07:32 PM

Connect them in serie
You have to connect them in serie. Non polarized caps are simply two polarized in serie. An elctrolitic is a resistor (a BAD resistor) if you connect it inverse. It's better if you use a paper & oil capacitor.

lohk 10th February 2003 12:07 AM

Connect them back to back (minus) to get half the capacitance, but it is advisable to ground that connection with a 100k resistor for a typical audio application.

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