Help Identifying Capacitor Value

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  1. turbines

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    I have two identical capacitors that I need to replace on a PCB but I don't know what their value are and I have no schematic to refer to. Looking at them under a magnifier I can see three sets of number in a vertical pattern as shown.

    10
    16V
    24 P or D neither suffix is very legible.

    Can someone help me with this please.
     
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  2. beenthere

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    My guess would be electrolytic or tantalum, 10 uF at 16 volts.

    Is there a mark alligned with one terminal? A stripe or a polarity sign?
     
  3. bertus

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  4. turbines

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    There is a black mark across one side of top adjacent to the numbers and it corresponds to one of the pigtails. I'll try to capture a picture and post it.
     
  5. karthik_dm

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    if it looks like a cylindrical can(electrolitic capacitor) with a color strip on one side,then the value will be 10uf and 16volts. if it is a ceramic disc (flat disc) it would be 10pf...
     
  6. chrissyp

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    the suffix "D" is the tolerance ± 0.50pF
     
  7. turbines

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    All of this was a big help....thanks to all
     
  8. turbines

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    Here is a picture of the component I need but searching the web I am having problems locating a similar capacitor. Many are physically too long to be installed in the the restricted location on the board.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. scubasteve_911

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  10. turbines

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    Thank you. I think that will work fine.
     
  11. scubasteve_911

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    You're welcome sir :)

    Steve
     
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