Everything for Electronics

Tech Forum





2020 Issue-4

Capacitor P&Cs

What are the pros and cons for using electrolytic capacitors in a voltage divider circuit to provide about 24 volts AC to a heater cable from the 120 volt AC line?

Is there a possibility of having a capacitor explode from overheating? If so, could that be prevented by stringing several capacitors in parallel to provide for additional heat dissipation?

#04204
Robert Gotts
Madison, IN

Associated files: