Unless the capacitor is electrolytic or tantalum bead, you can't wire it in
If it was of the above type it should be marked with a + or - to indicate
which lead connects where.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam Varshavchik" <mrsam@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2001 1:46 AM
Subject: Re: resistor format in a home-brew receiver
> Jeff C. writes:
> > Hi all,
> > in the diagram of the serial port receiver, theres a 4K7 resistor, does
> > mean i need a 4,7K resistor ?
> I do believe so. That's what I did. Apart from some junk when I first
> provide power to the circuit, my circuit works just fine.
> I do kind of wonder how one would tell one end of the capacitor from the
> other. I couldn't tell from the markings on the one I got from radio
> I made my best guess -- figured the odds are 50-50%. The circuit works,
> I said, but I'm wondering if I wired the capacitor backwards :-)