Re: Unusual Capacitor takes life
Subject: Re: Unusual Capacitor takes life
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 17:33:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Edward V. Phillips" <ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu>
"The capacitor actually weighs in at 43#, ugh. Capacitance is 18nF
with a D=0.010 Q=100 at 1000Hz using an HP LRC meter. I don't know
what 'D' is, but I don't think it is the loss factor?"
D (usually d) is the dissipation factor of a capacitor.
It is R/Xc, which is the reciprocal of the Q.