Data tables are provided for reference. Information in the tables are the usually accepted standards.
Various military standards have also been used to provide these tables.
Two methods of capacitor identification are used. The first is the typographical method, and the
second is the color code method. Typographically marked identification will be discussed first. It is the
type marking where a number is printed on the capacitor. You should note that on different physical styles
of capacitors, the printed number may be in either microfarads or picofarads. Two styles of capacitors
have been selected from Military Standard 198E (MIL-STD-198E) to show how the part number stamped
on the capacitor is broken down.
Table 1-1 shows the CB style of capacitor part number breakdown.