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grnsky

Confusion about Capacitor/Resistor Direction

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Hi. I just have one other question about the capacitors and resistors that came with my CORE kit from SmashTV.

I know the direction matters on the larger capacitors with unequal lengths - longer stick is positive right? How about the other capacitors - the little blue ones that I believe are the 100nF and the little mustard color one that I believe is 330nF and then also the orange 33pF ones. Does the direction matter at ALL on those ones?

Sorry, but I am not an engineer so I really don't know and I'm trying my best here not to screw up. I assume the resistors are all nondirectional (directional does not matter), is this correct?

Thank you!

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the longer lead indicates positive.

resistors it doesnt matter.

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Just to clarify this, the little blue and mustard coloured capacitors (303nF 100nF and 33pF) are non-polarised so the direction of installation also doesn't matter.

The electrolytic capacitors (the bigger ones) have lots of "-" signs on the body which indicates which is the negative terminal.

Thanks

Phil

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