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. 311-1030
Mfr. Part No.PME271MD6100MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR6.65
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
100 nF 275 V ac PME271M 22.5mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - Through Hole 27mm 17mm 8mm 27 x 8 x 17mm
RS Stock No. 173-1824
Mfr. Part No.PME271M622KR30
BrandKEMET
MYR5.489
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. 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. 173-1860
Mfr. Part No.PME271M647KR30
BrandKEMET
MYR10.291
Each (In a Bag of 75)
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
RS Stock No. 170-0119
Mfr. Part No.PME295RB4220MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR2.73
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
2.2 nF 480 V ac PME295 15mm -20% +20% ±20% Y1 - - 18mm 12.5mm 6.5mm 18 x 6.5 x 12.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-1844
Mfr. Part No.PME264NE5470MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR8.051
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
47 nF 1.5 kV dc, 660 V ac PME261 25.4mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - - 30.5mm 17mm 10.5mm 30.5 x 10.5 x 17mm
RS Stock No. 172-6739
Mfr. Part No.P409EL224M275AH471
BrandKEMET
MYR9.898
Each (In a Bag of 75)
units
220 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. 173-1866
Mfr. Part No.P409EL474M275AH151
BrandKEMET
MYR10.59
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. 533-0592
Mfr. Part No.PME295RB4220MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR7.316
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
2.2 nF 480 V ac PME295 15mm -20% +20% ±20% Y1 - Through Hole 18mm 12.5mm 6.5mm 18 x 6.5 x 12.5mm
RS Stock No. 121-5449
Mfr. Part No.PZB300MC11R30
BrandKEMET
MYR19.97
Each
units
2.2 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. 871-6318
Mfr. Part No.T10P5NR-F
MYR294.54
Each
units
500 nF 1 kV dc T 0.81in -10% +10% ±10% - A Screw Terminal 55mm 54mm 33mm 55 x 33 x 54mm
RS Stock No. 172-6701
Mfr. Part No.PME271E610MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR6.378
Each (In a Bag of 150)
units
100 nF 300 V ac PME271E 20.3mm -20% +20% ±20% X1 - Through Hole 24mm 16.5mm 11.3mm 24 x 11.3 x 16.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-4177
Mfr. Part No.PZB300MC11R30
BrandKEMET
MYR9.509
Each (In a Bag of 150)
units
2.2 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. 177-5130
Mfr. Part No.PME295RB4220MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR3.251
Each (In a Bag of 400)
units
2.2 nF 480 V ac PME295 15mm -20% +20% ±20% Y1 - - 18mm 12.5mm 6.5mm 18 x 6.5 x 12.5mm
RS Stock No. 871-6302
Mfr. Part No.SCRN246R-F
MYR251.21
Each
units
250 nF 2 kV Pk SCR 0.81in -10% +10% ±10% - A Screw Terminal-Stud 55mm 54mm 33mm 55 x 33 x 54mm
RS Stock No. 311-0992
Mfr. Part No.PME264NE5470MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR11.288
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
47 nF 1.5 kV dc, 660 V ac PME261 25.4mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - Through Hole 30.5mm 17mm 10.5mm 30.5 x 10.5 x 17mm
RS Stock No. 206-7724
Mfr. Part No.PME271E610MR30
BrandKEMET
MYR12.736
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
100 nF 300 V ac PME271E 20.3mm -20% +20% ±20% X1 - Through Hole 24mm 16.5mm 11.3mm 24 x 11.3 x 16.5mm
RS Stock No. 878-8039
Mfr. Part No.P409EL474M275AH151
BrandKEMET
MYR14.97
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. 172-6743
Mfr. Part No.P409EL474M275AH680
BrandKEMET
MYR10.63
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. 173-1812
Mfr. Part No.P409CE104M275AH680
BrandKEMET
MYR4.04
Each (In a Bag of 250)
units
100 nF 275 V ac P409 20.3mm - - ±20% - - Through Hole 24mm 14mm 7.6mm 24 x 7.6 x 14mm