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Quick capacitor question

DivingDoug

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I am replacing some electrolytic cap's on the engine computer on my 94 Honda. It appears some have developed leaks and am hoping this might be the cause of my ignition problem.

I have identified the values for each one and in looking for replacements, I can find all the capacitance values but not always the matching voltage values.

Is it ok to go the next highest voltage rating as long as the capacitance is the same ?

Examples: 33uF / 35v to 50v or 220uF / 10v to 16v

Thanks !!
 

Harald Kapp

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Higher voltage is o.k. as long as they mechanically fit (size, pin spacing). Observe the polarity when replacing!
Temperature also is an important parameter. Check the old ones and make sure the new ones are rated for at least the same max. temp. Again, a higher rating is o.k., even beneficial as the caps will last longer.
 

DivingDoug

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Thanks !! I was preparing an order when I caught the temp rating. The existing all rate at 105C and I almost selected one rated at 85C. Am aware of the polarity as well but always good to be reminded.
 
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