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windell hylton

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Please can someone give me a tutorial on how to read and understand data sheets of electrical components?
Like what specs to pay attention to.
 

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Apart from that, the most important specs will depend on what role the component is playing.

For a resistor, it might be tolerance, tempco, voltage, current or power (along with resistance!). Oh, or inductance, or any of the other specs. None of the specs are useless -- they will be important for someone.
 

AnalogKid

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A datasheet for a capacitor and a datasheet for an opamp are two very different things. What kinds of components are you interested in?

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