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High-voltage ceramic capacitors, new from RS Components, deliver top performance and reliability

KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP series combines high voltage ratings with reliability-boosting flexible terminations and high-stability C0G dielectric

Taiwan, 2 July 2015:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has extended its support for high-voltage design by adding the latest KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) from 500V to 2500V, in a range of popular capacitance values from 30pF to 3.3nF.

KEMET’s strong but pliable FT-CAP Flexible Termination technology isolates the capacitor body from board stresses to protect the device against internal cracking that can cause low insulation resistance or short-circuit failures in conventional MLCCs. In addition, KEMET’s advanced C0G dielectric and proprietary base-metal electrode system ensure industry-leading performance, high effective capacitance and exceptional capacitance stability up to 125°C.

By also ensuring consistent performance at high frequencies, the KEMET HV C0G FT-CAP capacitors are ideal for use as snubbers or filters in applications such as switching power supplies and lighting ballasts. High volumetric efficiency and resistance to extreme environmental conditions such as thermal cycling also make these devices a dependable choice in automotive, telecommunications, medical, defence, aerospace, semiconductors and test/diagnostic equipment.  In addition to commercial grade devices, automotive grade devices are available which meet the demanding Automotive Electronics Council's AEC–Q200 qualification requirements.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 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 electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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