Component question

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Fury
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Component question

Post by Fury » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:00 am

Hi, first congratulations for new web.


I am a noob of electronic but I like a lot, I try to mount 8x85 POV RGB and my question is, what is this component?


http://yfrog.com/e7dsc00038vkj


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Post by brad » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:23 pm

They are capacitors. Used to filter out any noise that may be present on the power supply rail (I.E. they are connected between GND and VCC next to each IC)

I found that I didn't need them (I guess I was just a bit lazy) but it is always good practice to add those caps to every IC in your circuit.



They don't have to be any specific value.



0.1uF would work a treat.

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