I need a decoupling capacitor to catch lower frequency transients in my main power rail. The circuit runs at 5V - 2Amps.
Currently I’m using a Tantalum 100uF-16V TAJC107K016RNJ capacitor. I like it because it is SMD and very compact.
Having said that, I have read that Tantalum capacitors tend to flame out if they are hit by a voltage spike higher than then rating. Sparkfun recomends not to use them if one can avoid them.
What do you recommend? Is it safer to switch to an Electrolytic capacitor instead?