Polystyrene Film Capacitors

Polystyrene film capacitors are used for applications where high reliability and precision is required. All film capacitors use a thin plastic film as the dielectric (or insulator), but what separates each capacitor type is the material used as the dielectric. Polystyrene film capacitors use an aluminium foil electrode and a highly effective polystyrene dielectric.

What are Polystyrene film capacitors made of?

Polystyrene film capacitors are tubular in shape, as their dielectric sandwich is rolled together. They are generally only available as leaded electronics components and in a through-hole package. They are physically smaller than other capacitor types, perfect for environments with limited space.

What are polystyrene film capacitors used for?

Polystyrene film capacitors are highly rated because of their excellent temperature stability, high insulation, low leakage and low dielectric absorption. Due to their ideal electrical characteristics they are used in a wide range of applications, such as audio, feedback networks, equalisation circuits and digital computing circuits. Polystyrene film capacitors can be used as an alternative to ceramic capacitors.


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Description Price Capacitance Series Tolerance Voltage Mounting Type Application Dielectric Dimensions Lead Pitch Lead Diameter Depth Diameter Height Length
RS Stock No. 113-229
BrandRS Pro
TWD48
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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22 pF FSC ±4.55% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-308
BrandRS Pro
TWD32
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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470 pF FSC ±2.5% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 5 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 5mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 116-240
BrandRS Pro
TWD37
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
470 pF EXFS ±1% 63 V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 113-207
BrandRS Pro
TWD51
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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10 pF FSC ±10% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 116-228
BrandRS Pro
TWD40
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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220 pF EXFS ±1% 63 V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 113-358
BrandRS Pro
TWD48
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
3.3 nF FSC ±2.5% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 8 (Dia.) x 10mm - 0.4mm - 8mm - 10mm
RS Stock No. 113-213
BrandRS Pro
TWD44
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
15 pF FSC ±6.67% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-263
BrandRS Pro
TWD58
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
100 pF FSC ±2.5% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 426-3110
BrandRS Pro
TWD54
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
10 nF EXFS ±1% 63 V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 113-314
BrandRS Pro
TWD36
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
680 pF FSC ±2.5% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 6 (Dia.) x 10mm - 0.4mm - 6mm - 10mm
RS Stock No. 113-291
BrandRS Pro
TWD50
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
330 pF FSC ±2.5% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-241
BrandRS Pro
TWD35
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
47 pF FSC ±2.5% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-320
BrandRS Pro
TWD46
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
1 nF FSC ±2.5% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 6 (Dia.) x 10mm - 0.4mm - 6mm - 10mm
RS Stock No. 116-234
BrandRS Pro
TWD31
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
330 pF EXFS ±1% 63 V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 113-257
BrandRS Pro
TWD37
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
68 pF FSC ±2.5% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-285
BrandRS Pro
TWD36
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
220 pF FSC ±2.5% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 116-290
BrandRS Pro
TWD37
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
3.3 nF EXFS ±1% 63 V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 113-342
BrandRS Pro
TWD38
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
2.2 nF FSC ±2.5% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 8 (Dia.) x 10mm - 0.4mm - 8mm - 10mm
RS Stock No. 116-256
BrandRS Pro
TWD30
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
680 pF EXFS ±1% 63 V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 113-409
BrandRS Pro
TWD87
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
10 nF FSC ±2.5% 160 V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, I.F. Transformer, Pulse Network, Timing, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 15 (Dia.) x 20mm - 0.6mm - 15mm - 20mm