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Offline FaringdonTopic starter

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0805 Cap, resistor, or ferrite bead
« on: June 01, 2023, 07:03:10 pm »
Hi,
An 0805 resistor is the same size as an 0805 cap...so why do all companies have separate footprints for 0805 caps and resistors etc?
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Re: 0805 Cap, resistor, or ferrite bead
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2023, 07:47:52 pm »
Because 0805 only describes the outside dimension, not the recommended pad size. Resistors and capacitors have different soldering recommendations.

And another side benefit is that you can assign a 3D model corresponding to the actual component type.
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Re: 0805 Cap, resistor, or ferrite bead
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2023, 09:22:06 pm »
Capacitors are usually taller. If you google you can find hundreds of discussions about this.

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/263129/why-do-kicads-library-footprints-for-0402-resistors-and-capacitors-have-differe

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