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Reading Ceramic Capacitors
A ceramic capacitor is one which looks like a lentil, or a disc shape. They are usually brown/beige in color.
They are also called ceramic disc capacitors, ceramic disk capacitors, ceramic discs, ceramic disks, ceramic disc capacitor, ceramic disk capacitor.
Ceramic capacitors may have the following printed on them:
Y5P : temperature rating
Z5V : temperature rating
Z5U : temperature rating
If the capacitor has something printed like
then this tells you that your rating
Note: still verifying if this is correct
.1 microfarad ???
Converting microfarad to picofarad: Many catalogs will only tell you the capacitor
in picofarads or microfarads. So if your capacitor is in microfarads and you wish to
buy one from a catalogue which lists a lot of picofarad capacitors, sometimes you
may have to convert your microfards to picofarads.
Figure out Y in the equation:
0.1 microfarads = Y picofarads
0.1mf x 10 power of -6 = Ypf x 10 power of -12
0.1mf x 10 power of -6 / 10 power of -12 = Ypf
-6 MINUS -12 = -6 + 12
0.1mf x 10 power of 6 = Ypf
100 000 = Ypf
Answer = 100 000pf
Conclusion: 100 000pf (picofarads) equals 0.1mf (microfarads)
Or you could use a converter tool (software or online):
Capacitance Converter Tool
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