Power Supply capacitor physical size
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Sat Sep 3 10:56:04 CDT 2016
> From: Jon Elson
>> needs new caps since one of the 1000uF 16V ones has bulged badly.
>> If I go up to 25V I can get 16mm diameter which is the size of the old
> Capacitors that are subjected to high AC ripple current may need the
> large surface area for cooling.
Interesting point - but in his particular case, he should be OK replacing the
old 16V cap with a similar-sized modern 25V cap?
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