Other than size constraints, are there any drawbacks to using higher voltage rated caps in an amplifier?
Are there any benefits?
-Using a 25uF/50 volt electrolitic where a 25uF/25v is called for
-Using a .1uF/630v coupling cap where a .1uF/400v or even a .1uF/200v is called for
There is one other issue. Electrolytic caps should be run in the top half of their voltage rating in general. They slowly un-form and their withstand voltage drifts down to the actual voltage over years. I have a dim memory of needing to run electrolytics which have high ripple currents in the top 20% of their voltage rating for best results. For nonelectrolytic caps, it's exactly as Amp Kat said - whatever you can pay for and fit in the box.
I don't bother to even stock 400v film caps along side the 600v ones. I just use all 600v caps. Extra storage drawers cost money too and take up space.
There is no benefit from using over rated parts other than the advantage of not having to order lower rated parts if the higher rated parts are already on hand.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)