Capacitors

How to Determine the value of capacitors with printed bodies.
Example: 151K = 15 X 10 = 150pF   +/- 10%
 
 
For the
number:
Multiply by:   TOLERANCE
10pF or LESS
LETTER TOLERANCE
OVER 10pF
0 1   +/- 0.1pF B  
1 10   +/-0.25pF C  
100   +/- 0.5pF D  
3 1000   +/- 1.0pF F +/- 1%
4 10,000   +/- 2.0pF G +/- 2%
5 100,000     H +/- 3%
        J +/- 5%
8 0.01     K +/- 10%
9 0.1     M +/- 20%



Capacitor Type Examples

Micro Scope Photo of 0.1uF Cap Kemet Ceramic Coated Radial Capacitor 0.1uF

Micro Scope Photo Tantalum Cap  Kemet Tantalum Dipped Radial Capacitor 1.0uF 25 Volts


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Updated Jan10, 2001