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Trimmer Capacitor lead size

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daviddoria

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so i bought 10 6-70pF trim caps, but now that I am trying to use one... i see that the leads wont fit through the wholes on my protoboard. How are you supposed to use/attach these if the leads are so big??

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daviddoria

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wont that damage the pads? i guess i could just solder them to their neighbor components and not the board... is this bad practice?

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kinjalgp

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For prototyping this is not at all a bad practice. I do it many times.
 

bogdanfirst

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well i built the simple circuits just by soldernig the components together. but for the capacitorm considering its value, i think you should try connecting it with wires as short as possible and insulated,
 
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