SMD Ceramic Capacitor Coding

SMD ceramic capacitors are sometimes marked with a code, consisting of one or two letters and a digit. The first letter if present is a manufacturer code (i.e K for Kemet, etc.), the second letter the mantissa and the digit the exponent (multiplier) of the capacitance in pF. For example S3 is a 4.7nF (4.7 x 10³ pf) capactitor from an unknown manufacturer, while KA2 is a 100 pF (1.0 x 10² pF) capacitor from Kemet. Thanks to K7ITM for providing this information! Letter Mantissa Letter Mantissa Letter Mantissa Letter Mantissa A 1.0 J 2.2 S 4.7 a 2.5 B 1.1 K 2.4 T 5.1 b 3.5 C 1.2 L 2.7 U 5.6 d 4.0 D 1.3 M 3.0 V 6.2 e 4.5 E 1.5 N 3.3 W 6.8 f 5.0 F 1.6 P 3.6 X 7.5 m 6.0 G 1.8 Q 3.9 Y 8.2 n 7.0 H 2.0 R 4.3 Z 9.1 t 8.0 y 9.0

SMD Electrolytic Capacitor Coding
SMD electrolytic capacitors are often marked with their capacitance and working voltage, e.g. 10 6V is 10 µF 6V . Sometimes a code is used instead, which normally consists of a letter and 3 digits. The letter indicates the working voltage and the 3 digits (2 digits and multiplier) give the capacitance in pF. The band or stripe indicates the positive terminal. For example, a capacitor marked A475 is a 4.7µ F 10V unit. 475 = 47 x 105 pF = 4.7 x 106 pF = 4.7µ F

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