Ceramic capacitor question

From: Pat Finnegan <pat_at_purdueriots.com>
Date: Tue Jan 8 10:21:58 2002

On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, Kent Borg wrote:

> 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".
> -kb

Quick lesson in capacitor markings:

The number '104' indicates the capacitance, with the first two digits '10'
being the 'mantissa' or value and the last digit being the exponent.
Ceramic (and other caps marked like this) are all rated in pF or 10^-9 F.
Therefore, this cap is 10x10^4pF or 100,000pF, or 0.10uF. The other
capacitor, 224Z, would be 0.22uF (22x10^4pF). The 'Z' specifies a
temperature range (IIRC) or something else that is not terribly important
for most applications.

-- Pat
Received on Tue Jan 08 2002 - 10:21:58 GMT

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