SMD LED polarity

E-Labs Inside section

Published in issue 3/2012 on page 44

Soldering polarised components always requires some extra attention. Sometimes, mostly with small SMT components, it’s not quite obvious which pin is which, so I noticed when I wanted to solder two SMT LEDs in a type ‘0603’ housing. Besides the fact that those 0603 housings are pretty small, I also seemed unable to find any markings of the anode or cathode pin…

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