RE: [uCsimm] The red 10uF tantalum capacitor

From: Stu (
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 06:44:50 EST

On my Gardener, the writing on the capacitor faces towards the DB9
connector. However, it looks a lot to me like this is a ceramic disc type
capacitor, in which case polarity is irrelevant. Then again, the shape is a
little unusual for a disc type capacitor, so I could be wrong.

> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Jonathan J.
> Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 10:32 PM
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> Subject: [uCsimm] The red 10uF tantalum capacitor
> I don't know if this is appropriate for this list, but before I solder
> the uCgardener board together, I have a question about the above
> component, as warned "The red 10uF tantalum capacitor mst be oriented with
> the anode (marked with a + and a vertical stripe) facing the center of the
> PCB and the unmarked side closest to the Rj45 connector"
> I am a bit confused reguarding this, as I when I face the side of the
> capacitor with the strip towards the PCB, the unmarked side does not face
> the RJ45 connector, the link is to a gif which I think shows the WRONG way
> to orient the capacitor,

 This way, the capacitor faces the PCB, and the unmaked back of it faces
the DB9 serical connector, but then, the side with the stripe is closest
to the RJ45. Help?


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