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Length of Termination on Ceramic Capacitors

Printed From: PCB Libraries Forum
Category: PCB Footprint Expert
Forum Name: Questions & Answers
Forum Description: issues and technical support
Printed Date: 28 Nov 2022 at 5:02am

Topic: Length of Termination on Ceramic Capacitors
Posted By: jnbrown
Subject: Length of Termination on Ceramic Capacitors
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2022 at 2:10pm
In Footprint Expert dimension L for the length of the termination has a min and max dimension.

Some manufacture's only give a minimum dimension.

For example AVX is 0.3 minimum and TDK is 0.2 minimum.

I am not sure what to use for maximum in these cases.

I am thinking using 0.5 for a nominal value might make sense.

So for 0.3 min I would use 0.7 for max.

Posted By: Tom H
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2022 at 8:39am
I hate when the component manufacturer only provides a "Minimum" dimension. 

What many people do is figure out the min/max average for every package size. 

0201, 0402, 0603, 0805, 1206, etc. 

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