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What is the CORRECT orientation of C60 for a v2 board ?

Posted: 30 May 2018, 22:56
by keropi
Hello!

I am puzzled , I read that the SSS3 had a small "bug" where a capacitor C60 was soldered in the reverse order.
The review HERE claims that v2 boards have this issue fixed but from my knowledge that doesn't seem correct: the capacitor's negative lead should be facing the 75ohm resistor - assuming the trace after the 75ohm resistor is going to the video-out port.

This is how the capacitor is installed on the v2 unit (pic is from the above review, mine is also like this)

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this is still reversed, right?

I have read it does not make a difference etc etc, I am just interested to verify what the correct polarity should be.
Thanks! :mrgreen:

Re: What is the CORRECT orientation of C60 for a v2 board ?

Posted: 30 May 2018, 23:42
by neodev
It's in the correct orientation in that photo. The white stripe (positive terminal) pointing to the amp.

Re: What is the CORRECT orientation of C60 for a v2 board ?

Posted: 31 May 2018, 00:46
by keropi
ah yes... the stripe is the +ve side in this package - I was confused with smd electrolutics... thanks for the confirmation!

Re: What is the CORRECT orientation of C60 for a v2 board ?

Posted: 02 Jun 2018, 21:01
by Mobiusstriptech
It's a tantalum cap. Tantalum caps always use the stripe to indicate positive. Both smd and leaded are like that.