NPFC - MIL-HDBK-198
CAPACITORS, SELECTION AND USE OF
|Publication Date:||18 November 2004|
This handbook is for guidance only and cannot be cited as a requirement. If it is, the contractor does not have to comply. This handbook consists of the following:
a. Selected standard capacitor types, for use in the design and manufacturing of Department of Defense equipment under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense.
b. Guides for the choice and application of capacitors for use in Department of Defense equipment.
Requirements for capacitors listed in this handbook are covered in the applicable specification (see 2.1). When it has been determined that circuit requirements cannot be met by using capacitor styles or characteristics listed in the applicable specifications, the design engineer should, with the approval of the cognizant activity, select from the applicable capacitor specification styles or characteristics not listed herein.
Purpose of handbook.
a. To provide the equipment designer with a selection of standard capacitors for use in most Department of Defense applications.
b. To control and minimize the variety of capacitors used in Department of Defense equipment in order to facilitate logistic support of equipment in the field.
c. To outline criteria pertaining to the use, choice, and application of capacitors in Department of Defense equipment.
General application notes are as indicated in the appendix.