(Topic ID: 251127)

Soldering Capacitors..... polarity?

By catchlight

38 days ago

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#1 38 days ago

Hi all, I am replacing some capacitors on a Bally solenoid driver board and I was curious as to whether it matters in which direction I solder them in. In other words is there polarity for these capacitors?

Thank you

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#2 38 days ago

For those, it does not matter.

#3 38 days ago
Quoted from Billc479:

For those, it does not matter.

Thanks for the quick response Bill

#4 38 days ago

If you know the part numbers, ceramic are non-polarized and can be put in either way. Electrolitic and tantalum have polarity

#5 38 days ago

And the "greenies" shown in the first image are film capacitors -- also non-polarized.

#6 33 days ago

Thank you zacaj and g-p-e !!

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