Value of a capacitor

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Flug540, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Flug540

    Thread Starter Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    Well... my ideas for the project kept evolving and improving and then the priorities changed... :)

    If one copy is all you need to make, I have a spare unit laying around somewhere.
  2. Braymond141

    New Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Online band search. I know I can measure it and then look for that spec resistor.

    I was trying to be exact and get precisely the same parts down to the color of the bands. I'll just order based on measured resistance.
  3. SLK001

    Senior Member

    Nov 29, 2011
    Better yet, is to understand exactly why 1% resistors were required/used. If nothing else, you can select the 5% value closest to the measured 1% value in your circuit. Or, you can parallel two values to get to the value you need (ie, 1500Ω in parallel with a 6200Ω).
  4. ian field

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 27, 2012
    Most electronics hobby magazines repeat articles on component identification from time to time.

    There are various online archives you can download from;, and electronicsandbooks are 3 I can think of.

    EAB can be reluctant to load - sometimes it suddenly bursts into life about 7pm.