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Old 25th October 2003, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default quick Q on power supply caps

ok, i have 1 question on power supply capacitors and that is on the required voltage for use. i have a 48Vct transformer that i plan to use, i was planning on useing 50V rated caps with the transformer (48Vct, 7A). will this work or will i need to move to a larger voltage rating. i will also have a noise filter before the amplifer. i will test that.

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Old 25th October 2003, 04:39 PM   #2
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Will you be using the CT, as a +/- power supply? If so, then yes; each pole will have only 33V across it.

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ok, thanks. it will be used as mentioned above. ok, i was just wondering if there was some kind of de-rating that was used.
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Default Capacitor Voltage

If the transformer is 48 VCT then the nominal AC voltage on each side will be 24 volts. Multiply that by the square root of 2 (1.414) and you get 33.9 volts. The voltage may be lower when the transformer is loaded but unloaded with a voltage surge (assume a voltage surge of 10% or more for derating purposes) and now you're looking at ~ 40 volts. A 50 volt capacitor (per rail) would be perfect for that situation.
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