View Full Version : substitute axial and radial caps question

Ken Pachkowsky
12-21-2005, 10:59 AM
If you had a scenario where axials were subbed with radials and one lead is left much longer after soldering, does it have an effect on the cap? Specificly electrolytics?

I would think it would to some degree?


12-21-2005, 11:26 AM
"It doesn't matter...."

Ian Mackenzie
12-21-2005, 11:32 AM
Need more information

It Depends on the application. Lead length is important if there are concerns about inductance at high frequencies. For example for re coupling lead should be as short as possible.


John W
12-21-2005, 07:41 PM
Here is an article on capacitors I found very interesting. It cleared up a lot of questions I had.

12-22-2005, 12:47 AM
What questions were cleared up?

12-22-2005, 03:39 AM
G'Day Ken,
At audio frequencies the capacitor lead length has no effect that would be an issue.

Regards Scott