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Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum ( )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: Dianne Keating ( )
Date posted: Wed Jul 4 12:25:03 US/Eastern 2001
Subject: Quality Level
I am using RELEX to preform some reliability analysis and I was just wondering if someone could tell me how to determine the quality level for capacitors, resistors and diodes. For example for a ceramic chip capacitor you can select from D, C, S, R, P, M, L. What do these letters stand for? And how do I determine which one to use? Thanks!

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Subject: Capacitpor Quality
Reply Posted by: b.w.dudley ( )
Organization: RAC
Date Posted: Mon Sep 16 9:41:49 US/Eastern 2002
Using MIL-HDBK-217 as the reference source, the quality level for commercial capacitors bought to a vendor part number would be 10. The response that you are referencing from Paul Jaworski has a typographical error. The commercial reliability factor referenced should be 10 not 1.0 as shown.

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