This useful lecture handout (from a Stanford electronics course) comes courtesy the always insightful johngineer. While something inside me died when I read that aesthetics “is a foreign term to EE’s anyway”, it’s a great summary of some of the issues that need to be kept in mind choosing the right capacitor for the right situation, and describes some common situations where you’d use a capacitor and helps you select the right tool for the job. Read Capacitors Demystified for more.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Transforming Today’s Bad Jobs into Tomorrow’s Good Jobs
Wearables — Not a loophole
Electronics — Rule of thumb: 10mils per amp.
Biohacking — Biomimicry – 8 Useful Technologies Inspired by Nature
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.