Do You Still See This Type Of Capacitor?
During my early days in studying electronics, i was asked in calculating the value for capacitor that have color stripes on it. I have seen this type of cap back in the mid of 80’s but now i could hardly see one. They are polyester capacitors and already obsolete but of course there are still many around. The colors should be read like the resistor code, the top three colour bands giving the value in pF. Ignore the 4th band (tolerance) and 5th band (voltage rating). Note that there are no gaps between the colour bands, so two identical bands actually appear as one wide band. Do you still see this type of capacitor in electronic equipment? If yes i would like to hear from you.