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Replacing capacitors...?

I need to replace three 470 uF 25V caps but I was wondering if using 1000 uF 25V caps would work or not?

Phil B5 years ago
It would depend on the application. If you are using the capacitors for smoothing capacitors in a power supply, larger capacitance would be an advantage. If they are part of a capacitance - resistance network where the capacitors are for timing something, the extra capacitance will throw things off quite a bit. Can you tell us more?