SMD – Reference Sheets

Here are the first versions of the Reference Sheets, sometimes the are also called cheatsheets, These Reference Sheets are a concise set of notes used for quick reference.



In more general usage, a Reference Sheets is any short (one- or two-page) reference to terms, commands, or symbols where the user is expected to understand the use of such terms but not necessarily to have memorized all of them. Many computer applications, for example, have these Sheets included in their documentation, which list keystrokes or menu commands needed to achieve specific tasks to save the user the effort of digging through an entire manual to find the keystroke needed to, for example, move between two windows. An example of such a Sheets is a “Quick Reference Card” documents included with consumer electronics.

Some academic and technical publishers also publish Reference Sheets for software packages and technical topics. In some cases these are also intended as display items in that they are colorful and visually appealing. Web-based Sheets, such as references to terms, commands, or symbols, have become extremely common. These are meant to be used as quick reference guides for any electronic / electrical project. I have made these Sheets in A5 format for easy use.



This cheat sheet shows how to read the tolerance, maximum operating voltage and capacitance in ceramic capacitors, provides a conversion table for capacitance. Just look up the codes for the tolerance and max. voltage in the corresponding table. In addition, I’ve included a drawing of an electrolytic capacitor for comparison.





This cheat sheet shows the Metric code and Imeprial code of SMD componets. Just look up the codes for the reallife size of the compents*.  In addition, I’ve included a drawing of  to camparison scales. They are drawn to scale.




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