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Lead pitch?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Aug 11, 2006.

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  1. Guest

    Hi all,
    I tried to find the definition for Lead Pitch (talking about
    Capacitor). I don't understand what this term means. Also what is it
    used for when people work on Capacitors?

  2. PeteS

    PeteS Guest

    Lead pitch, for all electronic components, is the distance between the
    leads, taken centre to centre on the leads.


  3. Guest

    Is it important to know about Lead Pitch? When is it used for?

    I am just asking because I don't know for real. Thanks.
  4. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    ** Grrrrrrrrr ....... DO NOT TOP POST !!!!

    ** It does kinda matter a bit when you have to drill holes in a PCB to
    mount the damn things.

    ( ....... sharp as a bowling ball )

    ......... Phil
  5. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Generally, bottom-posting is the convention here.

    The reason you need to know lead pitch is because you need to know
    what spacing to put the holes in your circuit board. If they're not
    the same, then you would have to bend the leads, which can lead to
    stresses, and vibration problems.

    Good Luck!
  6. DJ Delorie

    DJ Delorie Guest

    Actually, interleaved is the convention here - you respond to each
    quote snippet in turn, cutting out all the unneeded text to minimize
    message length. Only when the question is simple does the whole reply
    go below all the quoted text, and that's just a special case of

    Top-posting is appropriate syntax when you're referring to, but not
    replying to, the quoted text. I.e. consider the quoted text to be a
    footnote or appendix, not a question.
  7. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "DJ Delorie

    ** This is WRONG.

    Top posting a comment is bad etiquette in either case.

    ........ Phil
  8. jasen

    jasen Guest

    It tells you haw far apart to drill the holes in the circuitboard.
  9. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

  10. Guest

    I am not sure what you guys mean by top and bottom post. I guess all of
    you are using outlook for this. I use Google and I don't face all the
    little pity things like that. Everything goes in order of post time.

    Anyways, thanks for helping...
  11. But google is not the newsgroups, it's merely an archive of old posts,
    with some ability to read current posts and to post. What you see is
    not what others see, and the newsgroups have been around for a quarter
    century, while google has only had newsgroups for less than five years (and
    even dejanews, from who they bought the newsgroup archive, started only in

    You are stepping into something pretty old and thus you are the one
    who needs to learn the ropes before posting, including learning
    that google groups is not the newsgroups.


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