[sdiy] speaking of tantalums...

Gordonjcp gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Mon Nov 26 00:40:35 CET 2018

On Sun, Nov 25, 2018 at 03:33:45PM -0800, David G Dixon wrote:
> This may seem like a dumb question (and maybe it is), but why did anybody
> ever use tantalum capacitors?  I've built hundreds of circuits, and I've
> never used a tantalum capacitor, ever (except once, when a MFOS circuit
> called for it, and I was too much of a noob to question it).  Am I doing it
> wrong?

At the time, they were about the best way to get a reasonable amount of
capacitance in a tiny package with very low leakage current.


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