Naming Conventions for Electronic Components

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by brianafischer, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. brianafischer

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    Mar 10, 2006
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    While I was building a Ramsey Electronics FM10C I noticed that the .001 μ F capacitors were marked 102. In the parts list manual, it was stated that a .001 μ F capacitor would be marked .001 or 102 or 1nf.

    There have been a few instances that I have disassembled circuits in which I cannot deduce from the markings what the capacitor values are. Is there a standard for labeling capaitors (or other components) in general? It does not seem intuitive for me that 102 would mean .001.

    Thanks!
    Brian
     
  2. brianafischer

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    Mar 10, 2006
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    Well, I just seemed to have answered my own question in a few minutes. The Ramsey Kit Building guide is a good resource for all!
    Ramsey Kit Building Guide (PDF)

    A link to some more conventions would be useful though!
     
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