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Old 22nd November 2003, 12:47 PM   #1
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Question Cap Polarity in DACKit


Just a quick (and probably daft) question:

I am in the process of constructing my DACKit. The 0.01 FKP2 and 0.047 MKS2 Wima caps I am using have the marking "63-" on the body. Does the "-" refer to the polarity of the cap?

I am trying to ensure that I don't install them backwards!!

Any hints well appreciated - the datasheets didn't really help in this case, and search wasn't that helpful either!


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Old 22nd November 2003, 12:51 PM   #2
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Film caps generaly aren't polar, so you can stick them in any way round and it shouldn't make any difference.
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Old 22nd November 2003, 12:58 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Wow!

....that was probably the quickest reply ever!!!

Right, I'm off to get them soldered in before the Missus gets home!!



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Old 22nd November 2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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The "-" means "DC" (so 63V- means that the dielectric can stand 63V maximum).

the "~" instead means "AC" and is the maximum rms ac voltage usable with that cap.


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Old 22nd November 2003, 05:36 PM   #5
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Lightbulb A learning day......

Cheers for that - an important point Andrea,

I've got the caps in, and am awaiting my Black Gates and hook up wire from AD - then it's all systems GO!!!!!!

I must admit that I have learnded masses already, and there's a million miles more to go on my audio journey!!

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