Polymer capacitors from Panasonic

The global electronics industry is currently experience a severe shortage of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), with little signs of improvement in the short-term. Driven by increase in demand from consumer and automotive industries, shortages are cascading down through every market. Engineers are now faced with redesigning their products and swapping out MLCCs for alternative capacitor technologies.
 

Short on MLCCs for your design? Panasonic may hold the answer.

The polymer capacitor (as well as the conventional aluminium electrolytic capacitor) posesses large capacitance and excellent bias characteristics, which multilayer ceramic capacitors can never compete with. In addition to these advantages polymer capacitors have extremely low ESR attributes. Panasonic’s SP-CAPs and POS-CAPs in particular, with their small size factor and cubical form, are the go-to products when it comes to the replacement of MLCCs.

Panasonic’s range of polymer capacitors includes drop-in replacements for the following specifications:

  • Voltage 2 – 35 V
  • Capacitance ≥47μF
  • B and D case sizes
  • Non AEC-Q 200 compliant
     

If you’re looking for support on your design options, our technical specialists are on hand to talk to you in your local language. Get in touch with them here.

Panasonic Polymer Samples Spotlight

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Design Support

Need samples to support your redesign?

Samples are available with low MOQs from Premier Farnell

Panasonic SP-CAP polymer aluminium capacitors

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SP-CAP™ polymer aluminium capacitors

Panasonic SP-CAP™ polymer aluminium capacitors are surface mount (SMT) capacitors that utilise a conductive polymer as their electrolyte material, in a layered aluminium design.

SP-CAP polymer aluminium capacitors

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MLCC S.O.S

Replacing MLCCs with Panasonic polymer capacitors? Follow these 2 easy steps to identify your right fit.

Panasonic POSCAP tantalum polymer capacitors

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POSCAP tantalum polymer capacitors

Panasonic POSCAP tantalum polymer capacitors utilise a sintered tantalum anode and a proprietary high conductivity polymer for a cathode.

POSCAP tantalum polymer capacitors

White Paper

Polymer capacitors vs. MLCCs

This white paper explores polymer capacitors as an alternative to MLCCs and compares key characteristics for specific applications.

Panasonic OS-CON aluminium polymer capacitors

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OS-CON aluminium polymer capacitors

Panasonic OS-CON aluminium polymer capacitors utilise aluminium and a high conductivity polymer material to offer low ESR, excellent noise reduction and ripple current capabilities.

OS-CON aluminium polymer capacitors

Understanding polymer and hybrid capacitors

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White Paper

Understanding polymer and hybrid capacitors

Learn how polymer and hybrid capacitors can benefit your application design in this white paper from Panasonic.

Panasonic Hybrid aluminium electrolytic capacitors

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Hybrid aluminium electrolytic capacitors

Panasonic hybrid aluminium electrolytic capacitors combine the low ESR characteristics of polymer capacitors with the low leakage current of aluminium electrolytic capacitors.

Hybrid aluminium electrolytic capacitors

EI - Rise of Polymer Caps Spotlight

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Engineers’ Insight

The unstoppable rise of polymer capacitors

The various types of capacitors all have their advantages and disadvantages, but polymer capacitors offer a host of desirable electrical characteristics.

Panasonic Polymer Caps Ask an Expert

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