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confused with Cap. spec.- 4u7 and 2u2 ???


 
1/1/2004 9:57 AM
Gary Gustin
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confused with Cap. spec.- 4u7 and 2u2 ???
Was wanting to build the Odie overdrive from runoffgroove.com, but two of the Capacitors(connected to S on the J201 FET's) of the schematic say 4u7, and 2u2- does that mean 4.7 and 2.2 or is it a misprint meaning 47u and 22u??  
thanks!
 
1/1/2004 10:31 AM
Chris ( CMW amps )
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Hi Gary  
 
4u7 does mean 4.7 uF  
2u2 does mean 2.2 uF  
like  
2k2 does mean 2200 ohms  
 
hope this helps / have a great new year !  
 
Chris
 
1/1/2004 4:31 PM
Dai Hirokawa
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used in place of a decimal point. I guess the idea is that it's potentially more survivable than a decimal point which may be rubbed away or erased. Sometimes throws you off--like u470 was 470pF, IIRC, but it makes sense once you understand the idea.
 
1/1/2004 9:36 PM
Gary
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Chris and Dai, thanks for the response. Time to get working on the new year resolution, that is, to build as many things as I can!  
Happy New Year!  
Gary
 
1/2/2004 7:42 AM
puretube
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I`d put in 470n when I read u470...
 
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