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Buckelbury
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?

thanks,
andrew

allanlane5
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.