Paper Capacitors

Paper capacitors are a type of capacitor with a layered construction of aluminium sheets separated by waxed or oiled paper sheets. The paper between the aluminium acts as the dielectric (insulating) material. Some paper capacitors feature a cardboard cover while others are encapsulated in hard plastic. RS Components have a broad range of paper capacitors that covers an expansive set of capacitances and voltages, with products from industry leading brands such as KEMET and Cornell-Dubilier.

What do capacitors do?

Capacitors are a type of passive component that stores an electrical charge. The more charge a capacitor can store, the larger its capacitance is. Capacitance is measured in denominations of farads – such as microfarads or picofarads.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of paper capacitors?

  • Paper capacitors have a high working voltage and a high capacitance range. They are suited to high voltage and high current applications.
  • The paper dielectric provides excellent stability and reliability of the component.
  • Paper capacitors tend to have high leakage rates, making them unsuitable for applications such as AC coupling.
  • Paper capacitors typically have tolerances between ±10% and ±20%, making them unsuitable for precision timing circuits.

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Description Price Capacitance Voltage Series Lead Pitch Tolerance Minus Tolerance Plus Tolerance Suppression Class Package/Case Mounting Type Length Height Depth Dimensions
RS Stock No. 172-6705
Mfr. Part No.PME261JC6100KR30
BrandKEMET
MYR8.495
Each (In a Bag of 150)
units
100 nF 1 kV dc, 500 V ac PME261 20.3mm -10% +10% ±10% X2 - Through Hole 24mm 16.5mm 11.3mm 24 x 11.3 x 16.5mm
RS Stock No. 414-8689
Mfr. Part No.PME261JC6100KR30
BrandKEMET
MYR13.094
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
100 nF 1 kV dc, 500 V ac PME261 20.3mm -10% +10% ±10% X2 - Through Hole 24mm 16.5mm 11.3mm 24 x 11.3 x 16.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-4151
Mfr. Part No.PME271M615KR30
BrandKEMET
MYR5.166
Each (In a Bag of 200)
units
150 nF 275 V ac PME271M 20.3mm -10% +10% ±10% X2 - Through Hole 24mm 15mm 9mm 24 x 9 x 15mm
RS Stock No. 210-516
Mfr. Part No.PME271M615KR30
BrandKEMET
MYR8.488
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
150 nF 275 V ac PME271M 20.3mm -10% +10% ±10% X2 - Through Hole 24mm 15mm 9mm 24 x 9 x 15mm
RS Stock No. 172-6742
Mfr. Part No.P409EL474M275AH221
BrandKEMET
MYR10.595
Each (In a Bag of 75)
units
470 nF 275 V ac P409 25.4mm - - ±20% - - Through Hole 30.5mm 22mm 15.3mm 30.5 x 15.3 x 22mm
RS Stock No. 878-8032
Mfr. Part No.P409EL474M275AH221
BrandKEMET
MYR15.24
Each
units
470 nF 275 V ac P409 25.4mm - - ±20% - - Through Hole 30.5mm 22mm 15.3mm 30.5 x 15.3 x 22mm
RS Stock No. 210-617
Mfr. Part No.PME271Y547MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR7.708
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
47 nF 250 V ac PME271Y 20.3mm -20% +20% ±20% Y2 - Through Hole 24mm 15mm 9mm 24 x 9 x 15mm
RS Stock No. 173-4963
Mfr. Part No.PME271Y547MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR4.347
Each (In a Bag of 200)
units
47 nF 250 V ac PME271Y 20.3mm -20% +20% ±20% Y2 - Through Hole 24mm 15mm 9mm 24 x 9 x 15mm
RS Stock No. 311-1052
Mfr. Part No.PME271MD6220KR30
BrandKEMET
MYR12.212
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
220 nF 275 V ac PME271M 22.5mm -10% +10% ±10% X2 - Through Hole 27mm 19mm 10mm 27 x 10 x 19mm
RS Stock No. 173-4995
Mfr. Part No.PME271MD6220KR30
BrandKEMET
MYR7.623
Each (In a Bag of 150)
units
220 nF 275 V ac PME271M 22.5mm -10% +10% ±10% X2 - - 27mm 19mm 10mm 27 x 10 x 19mm
RS Stock No. 170-0018
Mfr. Part No.PME271M547MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR3.885
Each (In a Bag of 400)
units
47 nF 275 V ac PME271M 15.2mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - Through Hole 18.5mm 12.5mm 6mm 18.5 x 6 x 12.5mm
RS Stock No. 210-487
Mfr. Part No.PME271M547MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR6.546
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
47 nF 275 V ac PME271M 15.2mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - Through Hole 18.5mm 12.5mm 6mm 18.5 x 6 x 12.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-5018
Mfr. Part No.PZB300MC13R30
BrandKEMET
MYR11.519
Each (In a Bag of 150)
units
4.7 nF, 100 nF 275 V ac PZB300 20mm -20% +20% ±20% Y2 - Through Hole 24mm 16mm 12.5mm 24 x 12.5 x 16mm
RS Stock No. 239-668
Mfr. Part No.PZB300MC13R30
BrandKEMET
MYR17.22
Each
units
4.7 nF, 100 nF 275 V ac PZB300 20mm -20% +20% ±20% Y2 - Through Hole 24mm 16mm 12.5mm 24 x 12.5 x 16mm
RS Stock No. 126-2216
Mfr. Part No.PMR210MB5220M100R30
BrandKEMET
MYR16.684
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
22 nF 250 V ac PMR210 15.2mm -20% +20% ±20% X1 - Radial 18.5mm 13mm 7.3mm 18.5 x 7.3 x 13mm
RS Stock No. 173-1824
Mfr. Part No.PME271M622KR30
BrandKEMET
MYR6.878
Each (In a Bag of 150)
units
220 nF 275 V ac PME271M 20.3mm -10% +10% ±10% X2 - Through Hole 24mm 16.5mm 11.3mm 24 x 11.3 x 16.5mm
RS Stock No. 210-522
Mfr. Part No.PME271M622KR30
BrandKEMET
MYR10.774
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
220 nF 275 V ac PME271M 20.3mm -10% +10% ±10% X2 - Through Hole 24mm 16.5mm 11.3mm 24 x 11.3 x 16.5mm
RS Stock No. 870-8715
Mfr. Part No.PMR205AB6100M100R30
BrandKEMET
MYR6.958
Each (In a Pack of 500)
units
100 nF 125 V ac PMR205 15.2mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - Through Hole 18.5mm 10.5mm 5.2mm 18.5 x 5.2 x 10.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-1816
Mfr. Part No.PMR210MB5220M100R30
BrandKEMET
MYR9.849
Each (In a Bag of 400)
units
22 nF 250 V ac PMR210 15.2mm -20% +20% ±20% X1 - Radial 18.5mm 13mm 7.3mm 18.5 x 7.3 x 13mm
RS Stock No. 210-544
Mfr. Part No.PME271M647KR30
BrandKEMET
MYR17.294
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
470 nF 275 V ac PME271M 25.4mm -10% +10% ±10% X2 - Through Hole 30.5mm 22mm 15.3mm 30.5 x 15.3 x 22mm