On Friday 14 October 2016 23:40:08 Erik Christiansen wrote:

> On 14.10.16 18:41, MC Cason wrote:
> >    Here is one in a 01005 package (Metric 0402)   0.016"L x 0.008"W
> > - (0.40mm x 0.20mm) :
> > http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/AVX/01016D104KATUA/?qs=sGAEpiMZZ
> >Ms0AnBnWHyRQAwkDkDzLNakJDHmuCcZvLc%3d
> >
> >    They are cheaper than the through hole caps that I normally buy.
> > Hand soldering them will be a royal PIMA!
> Gene, there appears to be room for an 0805 sized cap:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface-mount_technology#Package_sizes
> and they're a darn sight easier to wrangle┬╣, I find. An 0805 readily
> solders directly between pins 1&4 of the ATS-667, if you can move pins
> 2&3 one grid out of line. There's then about 0.6 mm (0.024") to bridge
> on each component end, according to preferred technique. (And not
> enough path length for any quibbling about inductive Z)
> If not inclined to buy a plastic box of assorted capacitor values,
> then most retailers have them in little strips of 10 or so. (They're
> worth about 0.00 individually, at the discount places, so we're lucky
> if they're available in less than 100 quantity.)
> Erik
> (Who bought a magnifier lamp at the same time as the SMD tweezer-type
> soldering station, and still doesn't want to muck with smaller than
> 0805.)
Chuckle, I am on my 3rd or 4th one of those.

> ┬╣ Not only big enough to see, but there's enough meat on 'em to grab
>   with a pair of tweezers, or hold down with a toothpick while
> soldering. (They can "tombstone", i.e. rear up when the first end is
> soldered, otherwise.)

Surface tension, one end only.

I may see if I can source some solder paste, turn the air flow down to 
zip and see how that works.  Done right, surface tension of the solder 
should pull it dead center across the two traces. But you have to 
liquify the paste simultaneously on both ends.  And it is still not 

Cheers, Erik.

Gene Heskett
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