CAn I use a Tantalum smd capacitor , to replace the Cylinder SMD Capacitors ?

Basocally I have two broken smd capacitors on my PS3 slim ( 1 x 330uf 2.5v & 1 x 100Uf 16v ) See pics:

Can I use Tantalum SMD caps to replace the originals, like these?

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  • 9 years ago
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    I think that would be okay as long as the voltage rating of the tantalum caps equal or exceed that of the original caps, or you measure the voltage across the pads with a cap temporarily in place and determine that the tantalum voltage rating is sufficient.

    With caps as large as those, they aren't handling high frequencies, so a tantalum should work fine.

    That's my opinion.

    Tantalums typically are more expensive, which is why they aren't used in mass production.

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