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Old 13th January 2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Creating a NPE capacitor question

I am trying to create a 10 Uf 100v non polarized electrolytic capacitor. I hate to go through mouser and pay 6.00 or so for shipping a 30 cent part to me.

It has been suggested that I could take 2 20 Uf electrolytic capacitors and by soldering the + sides together, would put the capacitors in series creating a 10 uf npe one. But would the voltage be the same in this configuration? and would it work?

I got the parts 2 x 20 Uf 150v I just want to see if this is correct before I solder it into my Amplifier.

Thanks for any help that you can give me,
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Old 13th January 2007, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 13th January 2007, 06:46 PM   #3
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I was googling this subject and received all sorts of answers. + to +, - to -, and even parallel with the + and - leads connected.

Since there are no diodes in npe caps, They are not 3 lead devices, and Wapakanita states that they are 2 electolytic capacitors connected + to + internally, I will do it that way.

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