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Old 06-18-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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Well, I don't have a picture of the capacitor at the moment but I was given a capacitor with these characteristics. I was wondering what it means.

The capacitor is axial, made of polystyrene I believe ( it is translucent ). As well, on the capacitor, there is a value marked 33 with an F under the value and above the value. I believe this means 33 pico farads with a +/-1% tolerance? Correct me if i'm wrong. There is also a pink stripe around one end of the capacitor. What does this pink stripe mean?

EDIT: Actually here is a link to the picture of the capacitor.

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Old 06-18-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:12 PM   #3
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Sorry. Didn't realize that. the picture was huge so i had to reduce it significantly
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33pF with 1% tolerance sounds right to me. Only way to know for sure though would be to check with a meter.

Since voltage is not marked in numbers on the capacitor I am guessing the Pink band is used to represent the voltage rating instead.
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