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Im building a driver for my laser and in the specs I have it calls for a 10mfd 16v eletrolytic cap but I was wondering could I use a Tantalum cap that has the same specs? Or maybe a 10mfd 35v cap? Just trying not to burn my LD up thanks.


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Im building a driver for my laser and in the specs I have it calls for a 10mfd 16v eletrolytic cap but I was wondering could I use a Tantalum cap that has the same specs? Or maybe a 10mfd 35v cap? Just trying not to burn my LD up thanks.
That'll work fine. In the DDL drivers I've built (which is the type I'm assuming you're using) I have used different values. I always go higher than 10uf if I don't have that value.
With ~15 drivers, I've had no problems, so I'm assuming you'll be fine.
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You will have no problem using that capacitor
It is actually even better because if you somehow put 20V through it it won't explode
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THanks freckwrecker and AnthoT the information is greatly appreciated
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