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August 8, 2012 7:09:39 PM

how do you check the height and diameter of a capacitor

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August 8, 2012 9:38:40 PM

With a ruler?

Whats the real question here?
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August 8, 2012 9:51:42 PM

I would advise using a calliper rather than a ruler, but why would you possible need to measure them?
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August 8, 2012 9:56:27 PM

Normally with a capacitor the important dimensions you'r elooking for are the capacitance (Farads F/mF/uF/pF) and the maximum operating voltage (V).
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August 8, 2012 10:17:04 PM

Most likely doing homework.
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August 8, 2012 10:28:02 PM

mInInOwA said:
I would advise using a calliper rather than a ruler, but why would you possible need to measure them?

Standard diameters are in 2.5mm increments while standard heights are in 5mm increments which makes eyeballing with a ruler fairly error-free.

Often, PCB layouts have enough clearance around capacitors to accommodate one size bump both ways, though it may be a very tight fit.
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August 19, 2012 3:47:27 PM

mInInOwA said:
I would advise using a calliper rather than a ruler, but why would you possible need to measure them?

To order the correct ones from USA EBAY
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