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Default minimum uf needed for low powered laser?

I have 2000 15uf 20v caps laying around and was wondering if they would work for low power circuit for 5-10mw?

they are tantalum surface mount.


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Default Re: minimum uf needed for low powered laser?

The mw doesn't matter and has no bearing on it since the capacitor is used to prevent voltage spikes. I am using 10uf 16 volt "can" capacitors for all my diodes including my blu-ray. The capacitors you have will work fine...I wish I had a few that small...lol
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Default Re: minimum uf needed for low powered laser?

Wanna sell a bunch?
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sure, how many you want?
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Default Re: minimum uf needed for low powered laser?

20/30... if the price is right... maybe more if the price is really right! I like to use tantalums in this application, and I believe in nearly inexhaustible spares supplies!
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Default Re: minimum uf needed for low powered laser?

well, PM me for a price and shipping address so i can see how much (next to nothing i'm sure) shipping is.

these surface mount caps work easier than I thought, the soldering isn't hard to do either.
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I'm interested too if they're dirt cheap , how much you want for 100 of them shipped to zipcode 75080 in the US?
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