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05-05-2006, 08:41 AM
Hello, I have a question. I need to boost the power in the parallax soundmodule. There is a specific point on the board where the manual says I can install a capacitor and then hook up a larger speaker to get more volume out of the soundmodule. In the manual it asks for a 10uF 16volt electrolytic capacitor. I have come across two different capacitors which are both 10uF, one is a tantalum and is actually rated at 16 volts, and the other is electrolytic but is rated at a max of 35 volts. My question is about the voltage. Is it a bad idea to put the electrolytic capacitor on since it is not rated at 16 volts? Or is it ok to put the tantalum capacitor on it?


05-05-2006, 09:12 AM
If you put a capacitor on that has too low a voltage, it will pop like a firecracker. The 35-volt electrolytic should work.