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capacitors for breadboard experiments

Started by saturated, April 15, 2023, 09:10:23 AM

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hello ssguitar enthusiasts

I am ordering some components as listed in an old lab book for experiments.
Listed are transistors, scr, diodes, resistors and capacitors

I am familiar with electrolytic capacitors as most are polar and marked as such..seems like for a breadboard I would want capacitors that can be installed either way?
maybe film or ceramic?  maybe price will be a consideration idk

I am assuming the diodes and resistors will not need to be anything special or unusual.

thanks for your help I have some Jameco breadboards.



It mostly depends on value (size) of the capacitor.  For larger capacitors, electrolytic capacitors are the way to go.  On smaller capacitors I like to use polyfilm (rather than ceramic) as they are fairly inexpensive and also quiet for audio use.
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