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Old 9th February 2003, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 9th February 2003, 07:17 PM   #2
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in series........ either + connected to + or - connected to -
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I have seen them put in series with the minuses connected together. This would halve your capacitance.

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Old 9th February 2003, 07:19 PM   #4
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yep, in series, but make sure to use double the value for each one.

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Old 9th February 2003, 07:25 PM   #5
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Thanks alot!!!
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Old 9th February 2003, 07:32 PM   #6
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Default 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.
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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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