I recommend a good book I consult very often especially during the design phase, but I think could be useful at any phase of a project. It has a complete chapter about Capacitors talking about the different types their main
application, parameters, manufacturers, etc.. (even Unit cost)..
The Circuit Designer's Companion
by Tim Williams
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann (Sd)
(B&N price $33)
Have a nice day.
"Kowal, Keith" wrote:
> Recently I experienced a SMT chip cap (0.047uf - 1206package) change from
> a nominal capacitance that was within spec to a much larger capacitance
> once 3 or more seconds of soldering iron heat was applied to the component.
> Once it cooled down, I measured it again and to my dismay it measured
> and 1 day later it still measured 0.062uf... This is telling me that heat
> the value of the capacitance. My question to the group is this a bad
> or is this typical - I tried other similar caps and some held to their
> spec'd capacitance.
> I did a statistical sample and not all 100 caps did this, although 92 out of
> the 100
> went out of spec. (grm42-6z5u473m050 /// this was the part number that
> me the trouble).
> any ideas?
> * Outside 978-684-1574
> * Internet: Kowal@ctron.com
> * Fax: 978-684-1610
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