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calculating esr

Hi,

I have a few questions regarding ESR of capacitor:

1. How to calculate ESR from datasheet?

2. for most low ESR capacitor, there are in SMT package. The problem is, I need to do breadboard prototyping, which SMT will be very inconveniece. how to get around with that?

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low esr capacitor

You can't "calculate" ESR from a data sheet; the value will be (or not) given to you in a data sheet. Example: https://www.niccomp.com/Catalog/nspv.pdf
As far as using SMTs in prototypes is concerned, you can always use very, very short wires and mount them on your board, and then using a drop of some flexible glue secure them on the board.
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you mean, without soldering? only use glue?
How do you make contact with wire without soldering it with SMT part?

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You can't do it witout soldering. Glue is just to physically attach this component to the board, and it can be upside-down, so you have access to solder/join very short wires..
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how to calculate esr

If the dissipation factor (DF) is given, you can calculate the ESR from
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ESR = (DF) (Xc)
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Where
. Xc = capacitive reactance = 1/(2Pi X f X C).
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Remember that this calculation is only valid for the frequency at which the DF is specified.

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