electrolytic capacitors

wiz4867December 12, 2009

I am building a kit and have 2 electrolytic capacitors to mount. I need to know which lead is + . The two leads come out the same end with one lead being shorter than the other. Also there is a gray band that runs the length of the capacitor and ends at the short lead. The capacitors are black in color. There are no + or - markings on the capacitors. PLEASE HELP Bill

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The "line" is negative, which should also be the shorter lead.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2009 at 8:02PM
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True, the line (whatever color it is) is the negative. Could be dark blue line on light blue background as well.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2009 at 2:59PM
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