How do I tell which lead is positive on a 10 MicroFarad Capacator?
- charley128Lv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
If it is an electrolytic or tantalum (the type polarity matters) one end will be marked with a + or a -- sign. If there is no marking, the capacitor is non-polarized and it doesn't matter.Source(s): Experimenter, Ham and Elect Nut for 40+yrs
- 1 decade ago
10 microfarad may well be polarized
there are several types
don't put power to it until you are sure
they can explode
- T.M.M.Lv 41 decade ago
Use a voltmeter!!!!!
anyone of the leads can be positive, depends on the volatge which was applied on it.
- arbiter007Lv 61 decade ago
For a non-electrolytic capacitor, there isn't any. If it is an electrolytic capacitor, the leads will be marked.:
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
put it either way, doesn't matter
those tiny ones are usually used for clipping noise or creating timing pulsesSource(s): true facts