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 Post subject: Capacitor stripe color code
PostPosted: Jul Wed 01, 2020 1:26 am 
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Capacitor black color looks like fat resistor with stripes just like a resistor. Yellow yellow red red. Is this pico mili farad et al? How to read?


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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor stripe color code
PostPosted: Jul Wed 01, 2020 3:59 am 
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Maybe it's a bumblebee capacitor???

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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor stripe color code
PostPosted: Jul Wed 01, 2020 4:34 am 
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Rich,
Nice pic for those that don't know.

Thanks, I stole a copy.

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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor stripe color code
PostPosted: Jul Sat 04, 2020 12:28 am 
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Thx


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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor stripe color code
PostPosted: Jul Sat 04, 2020 11:41 am 
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Try this


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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor stripe color code
PostPosted: Jul Sat 04, 2020 12:59 pm 
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The color codes on these work just like a resistor, but rather being in ohms, it is in picofarads.

so, Yellow, purple, Orange would be 47,000 picofarad OR .047 Microfarad The following band, like resistors is the tolerance, then a separate band further down the body is voltage in 100s volts.

Yellow, being 4 = 400 volt

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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor stripe color code
PostPosted: Jul Mon 06, 2020 2:25 am 
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Therefore, red-red-yellow-yellow would be 0.22 mfd. at 400 volts. The voltage band is by itself; you're reading it in the wrong direction.

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