Now we can divide again into three groups, depending on the package the device is in.

The package can be either a "chip" - a small rectangle with metalised ends which the solder sticks direct to, or a "PLC", or "Plastic Leaded Component" - these are small rectangular blocks of plastic with a lead at each end which usually rolls underneath the component. There are also "can" components, which are made up of a small cylinder of metal.

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Is the component a small chip, a PLC, or a can?