Reading Capacitor color codes

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by ashucircuits, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. ashucircuits

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 6, 2015
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    Hi all,
    I bought two capacitors, I said to the shop keeper for 1. 2.2nF and 2. 0.05uF - 400V capacitor
    he gave me these :
    0.05uF_400V.png for 0.05uF - 400V and

    2.2nF.png for 2.2nF

    Now my problem is that I don't know how to read capacitor color codes like resistor ones.
    I googled it but found a lot of different ranges ------ confused!!

    pls help me reading and verifying the values so that I can build my circuit.

    Thanks in advance.
    thanks
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

    Expert

    Jul 18, 2013
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    2,375
    .047μf and 2.4nf
    Max.
     
  3. ashucircuits

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 6, 2015
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    Thanks a lot, but I want to learn how do we find the values?, pls tell me some learning material
    Thanks
     
  4. Dodgydave

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    Jun 22, 2012
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    745
  5. ashucircuits

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 6, 2015
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    thanks Dodgydave but according to this chart :
    1st 2nd mul tol volt
    yello blue red |
    4 6 x100 I don't know it is type J, K ,...
    = 4600pF
    =0.0046uF
    not 0.046uF as said by MaxHeadRom
    pls help me
    thanks
     
  6. HitEmTrue

    Member

    Jan 25, 2016
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    Looks like 4.7nf (it's purple, not blue) and 240 pf to me.
     
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