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SimontY 2nd March 2005 02:34 PM

What is the 3rd pin for on 3-pin 'lytics? (quick answer needed)
 
Hi,

I'm looking at a bundle of caps on Ebay, and they have three pins. What is the third pin for on such devices, and does it indicate they have special applications?

Thanks very much
Simon

DonoMan 2nd March 2005 03:40 PM

It appears to be for making a stronger mount

SimontY 2nd March 2005 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by DonoMan
It appears to be for making a stronger mount
Thanks for replying!

Now I can bid, with 15mins to go! ;)

SY 2nd March 2005 04:19 PM

Orientation. And sometimes lower inductance.

SimontY 2nd March 2005 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by SY
Orientation. And sometimes lower inductance.
So it might be part of the electrical connection then? I like it.

btw I won the auction, good price too.

jackinnj 2nd March 2005 04:52 PM

check with the manufacturer's data sheet -- for the Panasonic THS series it says "do not connect".

jack

thomas997 5th March 2005 02:08 AM

Depends on the cap..

I have one with 2 negative leads, but it is clearly labeled.

Case is connected to + (Is that always the case? :D Ill have to go test some others..)

Sch3mat1c 5th March 2005 02:10 AM

I have a dual cap somewhere. Modern looking electrolytic, not an old style.

Tim


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