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"do not load the cap"

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by aman, Mar 9, 2005.

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  1. aman

    aman Guest

    I have a schemetic which says for a bypass capacitor "do not load" or
    "not to be installed". Doe anybody know the meaning of this phrase ?
  2. I suspect that after the schematic was drawn, the capacitor was deemed
    to be unnecessary (at least in certain circumstances). In other
    words, it was decided that it wasn't cost effective to use it.
  3. aman

    aman Guest

    Thanks John. It seems reasonable now that you say but "do not load"
    just seemed to be a warning to me, but I may be wrong on this.
  4. Kitchen Man

    Kitchen Man Guest

    This is a WAG, but the "do not load" warning might have been a note not
    meant to get past the development stage. I suspect there might have
    been some empirical testing of the cap in the circuit without a load,
    and a decision made not to include it in final design.
  5. Dan Dunphy

    Dan Dunphy Guest

    It means they layed out the board for a capacitor, but decided not to
    install it. Load, in the context of building a circuit board, is the
    process of installing the componants.
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