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Unit of a capacitor is K?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Mar 17, 2007.

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  1. Guest


    I have a question regarding the unit of capacitors. I thought the
    units are pf, u, or f.
    For example, a capacitor could be 0.01 uf; another could be 470
    pf. But today I saw one that says on its body 560 k. I thought that
    a unit resistors use, for example, a resistor could be 100om or 400K.
    So I am puzzled. Anybody has any enlightening ideas?
    Best wishes to you! Dan
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    ** If "K" is marked on a cap after the value, it generally indicates that
    value has a tolerance of +/- 10%

    "J" indicates 5%.

    ........ Phil
  3. Guest

    Thanks for your help! In addition to J abd K, are there any other
    letters used to indicate tolerance, like A through Z?
    Best! Dan
  4. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    ** "F" = 1%

    "G" = 2 %.

    "M" = 20%

    ....... Phil
  5. The K isn't a unit, but a tolerance code. See:
  6. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    It's short for 560pF. K is the tolerance (10%).

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