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AVX Tantalum Capacitor?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by MRW, Sep 12, 2007.

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  1. MRW

    MRW Guest

  2. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

  3. MRW

    MRW Guest

    Hi Graham,

    I guess I don't know much. I'm not too familiar with capacitor types.
    But I just saw another document related to it, and it seems like they
    are polarized.

  4. They have a DC voltage rating, not AC, so are polarized. If
    you blow up the color photo on the first page, you can see
    the polarity indicator bar.
  5. tlbs101

    tlbs101 Guest

  6. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "John Popelish"

    ** So do ordinary plastic film caps & bi-polar electros.

    ** False conclusion.

    ........ Phil
  7. PeteS

    PeteS Guest

    It's a tantalum
    It's therefore polarised



  8. Grouchy

    Grouchy Guest

    MR. Whate,

    AVX will provide a 'data book' for those particular components upon
    request. Here's the link for the request form from the AVX site:

    (because they're not the only manufacturer of this category of parts,
    it's often the case that their selection of technical papers is
    limited. If you can't find your answer from the selection offered on
    line, or from the additional literature available... you might try the
    NIST sub-division, or EEEL, or etc.)

    Good luck.

  9. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Because it doesn't say anywhere in that data sheet. This is
    sci.electronics.basics, where there are no stupid questions.

    The closest indication the above-linked data sheet has, that
    I was able to find, is, "For part markings, refer to page
    163", and the .pdf I downloaded is only 6 pages.

    To the OP - you'll need more of a data sheet (which you could
    probably get from a catalog or the AVX web site), or actually
    sacrifice one to test it and see which way it's marked.

    Good Luck!
  10. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    Capacitor markings
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