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[DPRG] Capacitor Question

Subject: [DPRG] Capacitor Question
From: Kenneth Maxon kmaxon at uswest.net
Date: Tue Aug 12 21:54:01 CDT 2003

Correction:  Many tantalum caps are polarized, are not electrolytic and are
used/distributed extensively.

      (Unit 3's in trouble and it's scared out of its wits) -Geddy Lee
----- Original Message -----
>From: <rten at new.metronet.com>
To: "Randal Matthew" <rmatthew at drivesandcontrols.com>
Cc: <dprglist at dprg.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: [DPRG] Capacitor Question

> Randal:
> All capacitors that are not electrolytic are normally not polarized and
> can inserted with into the board with impunity.
> Polarized caps such as electrolytics of most kinds will at least overheat
> and short, or outright explode with reversed polarity.
> Ralph
> On Mon, 11 Aug 2003, Randal Matthew wrote:
> > Ok, now I am feeling really stupid. I see several drawings with
> > showing polarity and several drawings with capacitors that show no
> > As far as I knew capacitors always had polarity? Can somebody shed light
> > this for me?
> >
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