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This table is designed to provide the value of alphanumeric coded ceramic, mylar and mica capacitors in general. They come in many sizes, shapes, values and ratings; many different manufacturers worldwide produce them and not all play by the same rules. Most capacitors actually have the numeric values stamped on them, however, some are color coded and some have alphanumeric codes. The capacitor's first and second significant number IDs and are the first and second values, followed by the multiplier number code, followed by the percentage tolerance letter code. Usually the first two digits of the code represent the significant part of the value, while the third digit, called the multiplier, corresponds to the number of zeros to be added to the first two digits. After that, the differences may show up. Use this information as a guideline and at your own risk. If you are in question, try to locate the original manufacturer and seek information from that source.



Mica Cap

VALUE     TYPE    CODE             VALUE                TYPE              CODE

1.5pF   Ceramic                    1,000pF / .001uF     Ceramic / Mylar    102

3.3pF   Ceramic                    1,500pF / .0015uF    Ceramic / Mylar    152

10pF    Ceramic                    2,000pF / .002uF     Ceramic / Mylar    202

15pF    Ceramic                    2,200pF / .0022uF    Ceramic / Mylar    222

20pF    Ceramic                    4,700pF / .0047uF    Ceramic / Mylar    472

30pF    Ceramic                    5,000pF / .005uF     Ceramic / Mylar    502

33pF    Ceramic                    5,600pF / .0056uF    Ceramic / Mylar    562

47pF    Ceramic                    6,800pF / .0068uF    Ceramic / Mylar    682

56pF    Ceramic                    .01                  Ceramic / Mylar    103

68pF    Ceramic                    .015                 Mylar                 

75pF    Ceramic                    .02                  Mylar              203

82pF    Ceramic                    .022                 Mylar              223

91pF    Ceramic                    .033                 Mylar              333

100pF   Ceramic    101             .047                 Mylar              473

120pF   Ceramic    121             .05                  Mylar              503

130pF   Ceramic    131             .056                 Mylar              563

150pF   Ceramic    151             .068                 Mylar              683

180pF   Ceramic    181             .1                   Mylar              104

220pF   Ceramic    221             .2                   Mylar              204

330pF   Ceramic    331             .22                  Mylar              224

470pF   Ceramic    471             .33                  Mylar              334

560pF   Ceramic    561             .47                  Mylar              474

680pF   Ceramic    681             .56                  Mylar              564

750pF   Ceramic    751             1                    Mylar              105

820pF   Ceramic    821             2                    Mylar              205

General Capacitance Codebreaker Information
PicoFarad (pF) NanoFarad (nF) MicroFarad (mF,uF or mfd) Capacitance Code
1000 1 or 1n 0.001 102
1500 1.5 or 1n5 0.0015 152
2200 2.2 or 2n2 0.0022 222
3300 3.3 or 3n3 0.0033 332
4700 4.7 or 4n7 0.0047 472
6800 6.8 or 6n8 0.0068 682
10000 10 or 10n 0.01 103
15000 15 or 15n 0.015 153
22000 22 or 22n 0.022 223
33000 33 or 33n 0.033 333
47000 47 or 47n 0.047 473
68000 68 or 68n 0.068 683
100000 100 or 100n 0.1 104
150000 150 or 150n 0.15 154
220000 220 or 220n 0.22 224
330000 330 or 330n 0.33 334
470000 470 or 470n 0.47 474
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