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Old 20th August, 2006, 06:57 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Samuknow
Yes, you want the leads as short as possible to eliminate any stray capacitance.
Actually, in this case extra capacitance would be a good thing. However, the long leads add inductance between the capacitor and the load, which reduces the effectiveness of the capacitor and that is a Bad Thing.
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