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 Post subject: Frequency for leaded RLCs
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:48 am 

Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2003 6:42 pm
Posts: 5
Hi People. I've always done electronics maintenance, not design. But I'm wanting to do some experimentation on some remote control low power circuits (train layout for switching and lights). I don't want to have to fool with the surface mount components because they're too hard to work with without special equipment. What is a good rule of thumb for the highest frequency I can use without having to worry to much about lead inductance for resistors, inductors, and capacitors. Any other gotchas for leaded circuits?

Thanks for any help.

 Post subject: Re: Frequency for leaded RLCs
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 9:56 am 
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Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:02 pm
Posts: 373
Location: Germany
Hello Tbone,

Up to a frequency of 1MHz you should not expect any big problems.

However, if you plan to use any switched mode power supplies (Buck or Boost converters), I would recommend to use SMD components because the layout has a crucial effect on the performance of these circuits.

I hope this helps.

Best regards,

- IR

Posted  11/12/2012
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