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What's the value of this inductor?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Paul Burridge, Aug 14, 2003.

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  1. Hi,

    Just sorting through various boxes of components and came across what
    appears to be an inductor bearing the marking "uH18K" on it. Any idea
    what value this is supposed to be? My inductance bridge doesn't show
    any reading at its lowest range so I assume its pretty small.
     
  2. Jim Backus

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    It's common for the unit to be used as the decimal point. e.g. 1R5 =
    1.5 ohms. Assuming this applies to your inductor, this suggests a
    value of 0.18 microhenries. The K mean 10% tolerance.

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  3. John Fields

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  4. Oh right. I would have assumed the K meant a X1000 multiplier:
    18,000uH or 18mH! I guess you might be right, though, since I don't
    even get a blip on the minimum 200uH range.
     
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