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Capacitor Selection Guide #Tips

Sanket Gupta from Octopart blog goes over the “merits and demerits, and popular applications” of electrolytic, ceramic, tantalum, film, mica, and polymer capacitors.

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When I was working on the capacitors section for the next version of Common Parts Library, I realized that it would be helpful to explain why one might pick one capacitor type over another. This information is important because there are a lot of factors (temperature characteristics, package, etc.) which might make a type of capacitor (electrolytic or ceramic) better than others for your project.

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