# How do I choose a capacitor for my design?

## How do I choose a capacitor for my design?

The voltage rating of the capacitor should always be at least 1.5 times or twice the maximum voltage that it may encounter in the circuit. Capacitors are not as reliable as resistors. They get easily damaged once the applied voltage nears their maximum rating.

**What is a cylindrical capacitor?**

The Cylindrical capacitor is a type of capacitor that possesses a cylinder’s shape having an inner radius as a and outer radius as b. The formula for the cylindrical capacitor is. Where, C= capacitance of the cylinder. L = length of the cylinder.

### What size capacitor do I need for a 2hp motor?

Small Motor Capacitor “Ballpark” Sizes Based on Motor Horsepower | ||
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Motor Horsepower 2 | Start Capacitor µF / Voltage | Run Capacitor |

1 Hp or 0.75 KW, 120-150 VAC | 500-580 µF | 10-15 µF 370VAC |

2 Hp or 1.5 KW, 200-250VAC | 500-580 µF | 10-15 µF 370VAC |

3 Hp or 2.25 KW, 200-250VAC | 500-580 µF | 20-25 µF 370VAC |

**How many microfarads are in UF?**

Farad to Microfarad Conversion Table

Farads | Microfarads |
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0.001 F | 1,000 μF |

0.01 F | 10,000 μF |

0.1 F | 100,000 μF |

1 F | 1,000,000 μF |

## How many microfarads are in 0.0000009 farads?

Farad to Microfarad Conversion Table

Farad [F] | Microfarad [µF] |
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1 F | 1000000 µF |

2 F | 2000000 µF |

3 F | 3000000 µF |

5 F | 5000000 µF |

**How do I choose a capacitor for my power supply?**

Therefore, you should choose a capacitor with the smallest temperature coefficient if your product will operate over a broad temperature range. Polarization: Filter capacitors for DC circuits have some specified polarization, which states the direction the electric field should point across the capacitor.

### How do I choose a PCB capacitor?

It would be best if you considered capacitance, maximum voltage, equivalent series resistance (ESR), equivalent series inductance (ESL), longevity, size, price, availability, parameters that change with temperature, and so on. For example, when choosing a bypass capacitor, the ESR and ESL parameters are essential.

**Can I use 16v capacitor instead of 6.3 V?**

Yes. The voltage rating of a capacitor is the maximum it can take. In theory, a 16 V cap is a superset of a 6.3 V cap if the other specs are the same.

## Can I use 16v capacitor instead of 35v?

In general, yes, replacing a capacitor with one of higher voltage rating is fine.

**What does the UF mean on a capacitor?**

microfarad

The SI unit of a capacitor is Farad. One farad is a very large value for normal household capacitors. Therefore, household capacitors are marked in μF or UF (microfarad). U is a replacement for μ. 50 UF means 50 microfarads.

### Can I use a 50V capacitor instead of an 35v?

Yes. Just don’t go below 25v.

**Is it OK to use a higher uF capacitor?**

If the property of capacitance is used for power supply filtering, then it is generally fine to increase the value.

## Is it OK to use a lower uF capacitor?

There are two answers. It is possible if you have the necessary skills and tools. It is safe. If you put a higher voltage than the maximum you could see your cap explode, that’s the only rating that matters for safety.