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Electrolytic capacitors - experiences and views welcome

Discussion in 'Personal' started by ElenaMukhina, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. ElenaMukhina

    ElenaMukhina Occasional commenter

    I am starting a new circuit board project for a basic transistor radio and wondered if anyone has experience with these capacitors (used in the earlier models I believe).. Views welcome:)
     
  2. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Most FE Colleges with an Engineering department will have them in stockrooms for teaching purposes and circuit building exercises. Call into your nearest one and ask for the electrical/onic engineering department.
    You can still by kits to build your own BTW.
     
  3. ElenaMukhina

    ElenaMukhina Occasional commenter

    Thank you Lexus - I might look into getting a kit.
     
  4. lunarita

    lunarita Lead commenter

  5. misterroy

    misterroy New commenter

  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  7. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    The polarity is important with electrolytics so make sure you put them in the right way round.
     
  8. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Call into our College and you'll get told to naff off. What a ridiculous idea. Use th'interweb, much more fun for trolls there.
     
  9. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Oh I don't know. having had a capacitor explode in A level physics I thought it was rather fun!
     
  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    A truly entertaining lesson?
     
  11. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Not a fair trolling job, jacob. You might well put Elena off contacting someone for help. All FE, school, or university depts that I have worked in welcome such requests for help. It is in their blood.
     
  12. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Anybody would think that FE colleges are about education!
     
  13. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    +
    A fair call by jacob, I thought.
     

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