Is this a 22nf or 220pf?

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Is this a 22nf or 220pf?

Post by Taylor » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:08 am

Hello
Please can anyone help me to read the value of this capacitor?
Thank you
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Re: Is this a 22nf or 220pf?

Post by Garth » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:33 am

It looks like n22, not 022, and especially because it's so tiny, I expect it's 22pF. Do you have a DMM with a capacitance-test function?
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Re: Is this a 22nf or 220pf?

Post by Taylor » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:45 pm

It is 220pf and 0.22nf
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Re: Is this a 22nf or 220pf?

Post by brad » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:27 pm

I can see you have the answer now but it looks like they are using the convention which seems to be used increasingly with resistors. Instead of writing 1.2k for instance it would be written as 1k2. So because you have an 'n' followed by the digits '22' you would place the decimal point in place of the 'n' and then that would give your value in nanofarads.

I'm not such a fan of this technique - but I guess it still works!

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