and Capacitor Values
Most people learn the resistor color
code without too much difficulty. But the capacitor numbering system can be
really confusing. This can be a pain for kit builders: if you have a parts
list that specifies some capacitor values as being 100nF, and kit parts are
marked "101" and "104", which one (if any) is 100nF?
There are a number of good references
for resistors and capacitors on the 'net (see below), so I'm not going to reinvent the
wheel. I will just present the basic resistor color code as a refresher, and an
example capacitor table to help translate the id numbers on small capacitors into
their real capacitance values.