What this Component, and where to buy from RS?

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Aurion45

Joined Aug 7, 2011
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Can someone tell me what this 3 leg component is? Is it a Dual Cap?
 
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djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
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Delete post please I know what this is now.
And would you care to share what it is?

It’s all well and good to ask. But in the spirit of a forum, you’re expected to share your findings, so as to help others. As it stands, your post could be perceived as rude.
 
It is indeed a capacitor with one lead broken off. Those are used for bypassing noise. Usually the two outside leads are opposite ends of a loop of wire, while the center is the opposite side of the capacitor. The purpose is to provide a lower series inductance for the shunt capacitance. So installing a more common capacitor between the two outide PC pads may not work at all. I advise caution because there are also ceramic resonators with a similar appearance but a totally different function.
 
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