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Old 14th Feb 2020, 9:10 am   #21
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Default Re: Sprague atom capacitor +ve or -ve correct way round

Originally Posted by rambo1152 View Post
It used to be that the +ve of an electrolytic that was marked, then at some point the convention changed, and we have the -ve side with a prominent band.
What was the reasoning behind the change?
Probably automatic insertion machines with an optical sensor to check as it puts the part in.
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Old 14th Feb 2020, 6:03 pm   #22
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Default Re: Sprague atom capacitor +ve or -ve correct way round

Well good news they had to pull all stock and order a new batch. Lucky for them I noticed the error. Although these ones where the only ones at 450v that they had not sold any of except the one to me.
All the other low voltage ones had sold out.
So glad I done my bit.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 1:07 am   #23
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Default Re: Sprague atom capacitor +ve or -ve correct way round

I did say I would find this for you!

I had forgotten the name of the book

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