Ceramic capacitor question

From: Kent Borg <kentborg_at_borg.org>
Date: Tue Jan 8 09:44:28 2002

On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 03:18:03PM -0000, Adrian Graham wrote:
> The Compukit UK101 has several ceramic capacitors, all marked 104Z 25V,
> which judging by what I've found on the web so far makes them .1uF. My local
> Maplins (sorry, that seems to be a swear word in some parts) only has 224Z
> at 25V (I'd guess .2uF?) and 104Z at 50V, half the size.
> What can I get away with? Or am I right in assuming I need to match exactly?

I am not up to date on capacitor markings, but I will say that it is
the capacitance that is important--that and the type of capacitor
(which implies inductance, leakage, and I am not sure whatelse).

The voltage is something you merely need to meet, exceeding it is OK.
Assuming everything else matches, I'd go with the "104Z at 50V".

Received on Tue Jan 08 2002 - 09:44:28 GMT

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