What's the deal with this mystery capacitor? 68 <BR> EFK. <BR> B01

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seanspotatobusiness

Joined Sep 17, 2016
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I salvaged this capacitor off a circuit board but don't know how to categorise it. I expected to see a voltage and a capacity.




Edit: also, what the deal with this capacitor's third leglette?
 

R!f@@

Joined Apr 2, 2009
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The third leg is used as an anchor as the cap is quite large.
Sometimes it is not connected to anything but soldered on to the PCB and sometimes it may be connected to GND or negative terminal of the cap
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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Surface mount components often use shorthand notation. You need to use the manufacturer datasheets to decipher.

As already mentioned, large capacitors often have leads/terminals that are used for mechanical support:
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In this example, the support terminals can't be electrically connected.
 
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