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Offline TAdamsOK

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Say I installed the C2 capacitor...
« on: September 15, 2012, »
Because I was plowing ahead and not paying enough attention, I installed a .1uF Cap in C2 which is currently not used.  Since U8 is not installed, this won't hurt anything right?  I tried to desolder it but was having trouble getting it out and didn't want to damage anything by overheating the board or C3 which is right next door.  I had to order some stuff from mouser anyway so I just odered an extra .1uF out of the mouser list.  Of course I have some extra of the axial .1uF from the first SSC coop, they appear to be the same tolerance and voltage.  Could I just use those as well to go ahead and finish it up?

Offline WWNF911

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Re: Say I installed the C2 capacitor...
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, »
If you want it off the board, just trim it close to board as possible. No harm.
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Offline Mimir

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Re: Say I installed the C2 capacitor...
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, »
It will not hurt anything to leave it on the board. As long as the replacement is the same size, voltage, and current then the package should not matter

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Re: Say I installed the C2 capacitor...
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, »
Just leave it in; it will cause no harm.  You can replace it with anything close that you may have on hand (47 - 470nF, 10V or higher).  If you haven't already installed them, you could leave either C10 or C11 open; those two are close enough to each other.

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Offline TAdamsOK

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Re: Say I installed the C2 capacitor...
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, »
Cool.  Thanks for the feedback guys.  I actually had the entire board built so C10 and 11 are installed as well.  On my last look at the board to make sure everyone was happily soldered into place, I saw this cap was out.  Upon further inspection is when I noticed in the build manual, I was not supposed to install C2.  Oh well problem solved now.  :)

Thanks again!