[Electronics_101] tantalum capacitors - BE CAREFUL!!!!
- Hi all,
Be careful when using tantalum caps!
I just used 3 10u 25V caps in series.
I when turning up the voltage to 65V they exploded.
Two are blown up, the other is OK.
Probably the capacitances mismatched and the two got overvoltage.
What surprised me was the violence of the explosion.
I'm used to electrolytics which have safety valves, and explode slowly.
the ceramic drop has no such thing.
It was a very sharp bang, and pieces flying everywhere.
One piece landed on the table and burned the surface.
I was damn lucky that no piece hit my eyes, i don't wear glasses when
working with electronics...
Just be careful guys, that was a mighty exlosion for such a tiny component.
Connecing caps in series is a dangerous thing - avoid it.
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