Re: Newbie question - capacitor polarity
- I would use an unpolarized capacitor, it's only a small value, 1
microfarad, and these capacitors are readily available and cheap.
Since it's not labelled as polarized on the schematic then use an
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> I really don't know a whole lot about electronics, just enough toget
> into trouble. I am working on an ISO9141/RS-232 interface thatwill
> sit between my laptop and the computer in my Jetta. I have all theit
> stuff I need and I am building the item. My question is deals with
> the orientation of the capacitor. The cct diagram specifies that
> does not really care about the +/- orientation, but I am quite surethe
> that the capacitor that I have is polarized. Since the cct diagram
> does not care, there is no information on it with regard to
> polarity. If I am correct, the capacitor's long lead is pos and
> short lead is neg. I have a link to the cct schematic:
> If someone could take a look at it for me and tell me which end is
> up, I would really appreciate it!