solid capacitors

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by simplicity, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. simplicity

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 24, 2013
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    hi everyone
    first excuse my english , it's not that good
    second , please can anyone tell me how to read capacitor values (voltage and capacity) from solid capacitors



    thanks>>
     
  2. wayneh

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    Sep 9, 2010
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    Solid? I've never seen gas or liquid capacitors. :p

    If it's not printed on them, it's pretty tough. If it is printed on them...read it.

    I'm obviously not understanding your question.
     
  3. Alec_t

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    Sep 17, 2013
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    Electrolytic caps usually have the capacitance and voltage printed.
    Non-electrolytics may have colour stripes (the same as resistors) indicating their value in pF. Or they may have a 3-digit number where the third digit indicates how many '0's to put after the other 2 digits to get the value in pF.
     
  4. #12

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    Nov 30, 2010
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    I tried googling "capacitor marking" but I'm just getting modern styles.

    If the capacitor is modern with numbers like 104 or 225, google "capacitor marking".
    If it has color stripes on it, say so.
     
  5. MaxHeadRoom

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    Jul 18, 2013
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    The small values can also be in nano F instead of the Pico F equivalent.
    Max.
     
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