Find out all about the different properties of the various capacitor types: electrolytic capacitor; ceramic capacitor; tantalum capacitor; plastic film capacitor. Plastic film capacitors can be further divided into types including polycarbonate capacitor, PTFE capacitor, polystyrene capacitor, polyester capacitor and many more.
Find out what these different types of capacitor are; how they can be used; and the various attributes of each type. We look at the characteristics as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each capacitor type so that it is possible to choose which capacitor to use.
Choosing the correct type of capacitor is very important because some capacitors work well in some applications, but may not work at all in others – in some instances they may even fail, sometimes catastrophically. As a result it is important to know which type of capacitor to use in any given circuit or application.
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