Tantalum Capacitor Color Codes

Charts

Color

Color

1st Figure

2nd Figure

Multiplier

Voltage

Black

 

0

1

10

Brown

1

1

10

 

Red

2

2

100

 

Orange

3

3

 

 

Parallel Capacitance Math:
    CT = C1 + C2 + C3
Series Capacitance Math:
    1/CT = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3

Yellow

4

4

 

6.3

Green

5

5

 

16

Blue

6

6

 

20

 

Violet

7

7

 

 

Grey

8

8

0.01

25

White

9

9

0.1

3

Pink

 

 

 

35

 

Mica Capacitor Values

Charts

Value

Multiplier

Letter

Tolerance

0

1

B

0.1pF

1

10

C

0.25pF

2

100

D

0.5pF

3

1,000

F

1%

4

10,000

G

2%

5

100,000

H

3%

Parallel Capacitance Math:
    CT = C1 + C2 + C3
Series Capacitance Math:
    1/CT = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3

 

 

J

5%

8

0.01

K

10%

9

0.1

M

20%

Capacitor Code Guide

VALUE     TYPE    CODE             VALUE                TYPE              CODE

1.5pF   Ceramic                    1,000pF / .001uF     Ceramic / Mylar    102

3.3pF   Ceramic                    1,500pF / .0015uF    Ceramic / Mylar    152

10pF    Ceramic                    2,000pF / .002uF     Ceramic / Mylar    202

15pF    Ceramic                    2,200pF / .0022uF    Ceramic / Mylar    222

20pF    Ceramic                    4,700pF / .0047uF    Ceramic / Mylar    472

30pF    Ceramic                    5,000pF / .005uF     Ceramic / Mylar    502

33pF    Ceramic                    5,600pF / .0056uF    Ceramic / Mylar    562

47pF    Ceramic                    6,800pF / .0068uF    Ceramic / Mylar    682

56pF    Ceramic                    .01                  Ceramic / Mylar    103

68pF    Ceramic                    .015                 Mylar                

75pF    Ceramic                    .02                  Mylar              203

82pF    Ceramic                    .022                 Mylar              223

91pF    Ceramic                    .033                 Mylar              333

100pF   Ceramic    101             .047                 Mylar              473

120pF   Ceramic    121             .05                  Mylar              503

130pF   Ceramic    131             .056                 Mylar              563

150pF   Ceramic    151             .068                 Mylar              683

180pF   Ceramic    181             .1                   Mylar              104

220pF   Ceramic    221             .2                   Mylar              204

330pF   Ceramic    331             .22                  Mylar              224

470pF   Ceramic    471             .33                  Mylar              334

560pF   Ceramic    561             .47                  Mylar              474

680pF   Ceramic    681             .56                  Mylar              564

750pF   Ceramic    751             1                    Mylar              105

820pF   Ceramic    821             2                    Mylar              205

Usually the first two digits of the code represent part of the value; the third digit corresponds to the number of zeros to be added to the first two digits. This is the value in pf.

General Capacitance Codebreaker Charts

pico-farad
(pF)

nano-farad
(nF)

micro-farad
(mF,uF or mfd)

capacitance
code

1000

1 or 1n

0.001

102

1500

1.5 or 1n5

0.0015

152

2200

2.2 or 2n2

0.0022

222

3300

3.3 or 3n3

0.0033

332

4700

4.7 or 4n7

0.0047

472

6800

6.8 or 6n8

0.0068

682

10000

10 or 10n

0.01

103

15000

15 or 15n

0.015

153

22000

22 or 22n

0.022

223

33000

33 or 33n

0.033

333

47000

47 or 47n

0.047

473

68000

68 or 68n

0.068

683

100000

100 or 100n

0.1

104

150000

150 or 150n

0.15

154

220000

220 or 220n

0.22

224

330000

330 or 330n

0.33

334

470000

470 or 470n

0.47

474

 

For Values below 1000pF, use the above chart as an example, but read the codes for each value as  below. The end column (for mmfd) is included for reference only, as these figures are now regarded as unwieldy to use in schematics and parts lists, but you may still come across them in older printed materials such as Technical and Service Manuals for older equipment, and even  in older ARRL  and RSGB handbooks.