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Strange values on disc capacitors

  1. Dec 7, 2004 #1
    What do the strange values on disc capacitors signify exa 005 and
    5D 1KV , why can't they just be abbreviated in a more intuative way like for exa just 10 micro farads ?

    Also for a small mic how can I tell apart which ends which + or 1 and what do the letters HAI signify on some small mics ive seen ?
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2004
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 17, 2004 #2
    Not entirely sure but disk caps come in a variety of types , they should try to tell you
    voltage rating
    material and tolerance
    maybe there's just not enough space without some coding format.
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