How do you tell the positive and negative terminal of a capacitor? To tell which side is which, look for a large stripe or a minus sign (or both) on one side of the capacitor. The lead closest to that stripe or minus sign is the negative lead, and the other lead (which is unlabeled) is the positive lead.
What side of a capacitor is positive? The positive or anode side of the capacitor is marked with a “+” symbol. Since electrolytic capacitors are polarized, I use a symbol (shown below) on my schematics. Schematic symbol for polarized capacitors as shown in Eagle.
Does it matter which way you wire a capacitor? A basic two terminal motor start or runCapacitor is not polarity sensitive. It does not matter which wire goes to which terminal.
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