In this video, electrical engineer Barron Stone shows how to identify the two most common capacitor types, ceramic and electrolytic capacitors. Learn about polarization and why electrolytic capacitors need to be oriented a certain way to avoid letting the
- Capacitors are manufactured using a wide variety…of materials, shapes, and sizes,…which provide certain features…that make them well-suited for different applications.…The two most common types of capacitors…that you'll encounter are ceramic…and electrolytic capacitors.…As the name implies, ceramic capacitors are made…using a ceramic material for their dielectric.…They tend to be small, both physically…and in terms of capacitance.…The through-hole ceramic capacitors are used…for breadboarding look like small bulbs…with two metal leads.…
They're usually colored an orangeish shade of yellow or red.…Ceramic capacitors are also available…in tiny surface mount packages…to use for printed circuit boards.…You can identify them as little yellow or orange boxes.…You can usually find ceramic capacitors…with capacitances in the range of a few picofarads…up to around 10 microfarads.…Their small capacitance can be limiting…for certain applications, but in general,…I use ceramic capacitors in my circuits as much as possible,…
- Reading electrical schematics
- Building circuits on breadboards
- Reviewing types of static and variable resistors
- Reading resistor color codes
- Measuring resistance with a DMM
- Measuring resistive sensors with an Arduino microcontroller
- Making electrical signal measurements with an oscilloscope
- Measuring AC voltage with a DMM
- Understanding the time domain and frequency domain
- Designing passive low-pass and high-pass filters
- Reviewing reactive RC and RL circuits
- The relationship between capacitors and inductors
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4. Oscilloscope Measurements
6. Alternating Current
7. Electrical Signals
8. Reactive Circuits
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