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Old 21st April 2004, 03:58 AM   #1
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Default bi-polar vs. regular Electrolyte cap

When using a good type of cap, say like Nichicon MUSE series, what's the theorectical benefit to choose between a bi-polar cap or choosing a regular polarized electrolyte cap?

Any thought of this? Which one might do better to the sound, theorectically?

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Old 22nd April 2004, 04:35 AM   #2
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Bipolar I believe is just two caps connected in series at the negative terminals.

So maybe this would give you a lower ESR.

Im not sure what else it does though..
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Old 22nd April 2004, 05:39 AM   #3
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Go read Cyril Bateman's series in Electronics World. He goes
into some detail on bipolar (nonpolar) vs polarized
electrolytics. It's not as simple as two polarized units
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Old 22nd April 2004, 06:14 AM   #4
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Originally posted by BrianL
Go read Cyril Bateman's series in Electronics World. . .
You can even buy a cd from him with the whole article series - test results and everything - to a reasonable price. It's pretty educational and informative.
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