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  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Im trying to find .047uF and 47pF non surface mount caps.. and I can't seem
    to get the site to cough up the correct part #. Any suggestions on how to
    phrase my search query?

    Also - whats the diff between linear and audio pots? lin vs log I can
  2. CFoley1064

    CFoley1064 Guest

    Subject: getting the right part # from mouser
    Go to, and work from the product guide on the left side of the main
    page. Follow the string from passives to caps to the type you want.

    Mouser has so many through-hole caps that, even working down to general
    purpose, you've got hundreds of choices. It's not the ideal way to search.
    Sometimes, nothing beats having the catalog, and the Mouser catalog will be
    sent for free if you just get to the request page, available from the main
    page. I think having Mouser and Digi-Key catalogs on the desk is a good idea.

    If this is a hobbyist application, you're bogged down with too many choices,
    and you're not particular about specs and need to get this done on the web, try
    Jameco. They're fast and inexpensive.

    Audio volume is logarithmic -- an audio pot is a log pot. See:

    For the graph.

    Good luck
  3. Ive always been a big fan of mousers since starting into hobby
    electronics. My only complaint about their catalog is that the last
    issue or two they no longer have the quick select section for common
    semiconductors. They once had a section at the front of the catalog
    that listed common semis by number...1N, 2N, etc...... for those who
    really didnt need a brand name specific part. The new catalogs are
    harder to find these common parts.

    Its still a good catalog though.......I order only from the webpage
    but I find browsing their paper catalog easier and use the mouser
    numbers from the paper catalog to make up my iorder on the web page.
  4. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Another way, I just found this out the other day, is when you go to the
    mouser site, you will see the'part search' box with the search button next
    to it. Enter the value of the part number you are looking for e.g. .047uf
    into the box and click search. You will get, for that particular part, 642
    matching records which you can then select by mfgr, or category. That's kind
    of a long way to do it tho. Having the catalog is easier.

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