How to make non-polarized caps

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How to make non-polarized caps

Postby Goldfinger » Thu May 26, 2016 2:55 pm

For cost and size convenience I have been making my own non-polarized caps to use for hi-fi conversions. To make a non-polarized cap you solder two identical caps together in series, with the negative leads tied together.

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In this case I used two 10uF-16 volt Tantalum's. Since caps in series cut the capacitance in half, you end up with 5uF-32 volts non-polarized.
As Tantalum's are cheaper and smaller than polyester or polypropylene, I have been using them more and more.
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Re: How to make non-polarized caps

Postby 479tx » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:16 pm

Great info, GF!

Thanks
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Re: How to make non-polarized caps

Postby grasshopper » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:06 am

Great info.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

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