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RS Components multi-layer ceramic capacitors minimise costs in general-purpose electronics applications

Competitively priced RS brand surface-mount devices offer wide capacitance range from 1000 to 10,000pF in popular 0603 and 0402 sizes; available for immediate shipment in full reel quantities for automatic placement

Taiwan, 22 April 2014 :

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has enhanced its passive components offering with the introduction of a range of RS brand Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) in standard 7” or 13” reel quantities. Available direct from RS stock, these devices provide customers with a reduced-cost option on general-purpose capacitor parts ready for automatic pick-and-placement. Targeting a broad range of applications, such as mobile consumer devices or video and tuner designs among many others, these low inductance capacitors are also ideal for high-frequency applications.

The compact RS MLCC series is available in the popular 0603 (1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8mm) size and features a wide capacitance range from 1000pF to 10,0000pF (1 to 10nF), including 1000, 2200, 4700, 6800 and 10000pF devices and a choice of voltage ratings of 16, 50 or 100V. Devices in the range also come in the 0402 (1 x 0.5 x 0.5mm) size, with voltage ratings of 16 and 50V.

Most devices in the range feature a EIA Class 2 temperature-stable X7R dielectric, operating across the −55 to +125°C temperature range with capacitance tolerances of +/–15%, and are ideal for decoupling applications. Other options in the range use EIA Class 1 temperature-compensating C0G (NP0) materials.

The range conforms to EIAJ RC3402 and is also compatible with EIA RS198 and IEC PUB. 384-10 standards. Offering excellent solderability characteristics, the range is suitable for flow and reflow soldering. The RS MLCC series is available now direct from RS stock for same-day despatch.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2013 had revenues of GBP1.24bn.

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