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. 210-471
Mfr. Part No.PME271M533MR30
BrandKEMET
€1.346
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
33 nF 275 V ac PME271 15.2mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - Through Hole 18.5mm 12.5mm 6mm 18.5 x 6 x 12.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-1738
Mfr. Part No.P278HE102M480A
BrandKEMET
€0.232
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
1 nF 480 V ac P278 10.2mm -20% +20% ±20% X1 HE Through Hole 13.5mm 7.5mm 3.9mm 13.5 x 3.9 x 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 878-8026
Mfr. Part No.P409EL474M275AH680
BrandKEMET
€3.36
Each
units
470 nF 275 V ac P409 25.4mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - Through Hole 30.5mm 22mm 15.3mm 30.5 x 15.3 x 22mm
RS Stock No. 201-2115
Mfr. Part No.SMP253MA4150MTR24
BrandKEMET
€0.958
Each (On a Reel of 600)
units
1.5 nF 250 V dc SMP253 12.7mm -20% +20% ±20% Y2 - Surface Mount 12.7mm 6.5mm 11.5mm 12.7 x 11.5 x 6.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-4961
Mfr. Part No.P295BQ472M500A
BrandKEMET
€0.783
Each (In a Bag of 250)
units
4.7 nF 500 V ac P295 15mm -20% +20% ±20% Y1 - Through Hole 18mm 8.5mm 16mm 18 x 16 x 8.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-1740
Mfr. Part No.P278HE222M480A
BrandKEMET
€0.26
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
2.2 nF 480 V ac P278 10.2mm -20% +20% ±20% X1 HE Through Hole 13.5mm 7.5mm 3.9mm 13.5 x 3.9 x 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 201-2110
Mfr. Part No.SMP253MA4100MTR24
BrandKEMET
€0.942
Each (On a Reel of 600)
units
1 nF 250 V dc SMP253 12.7mm -20% +20% ±20% Y2 - Surface Mount 12.7mm 6.5mm 11.5mm 12.7 x 11.5 x 6.5mm
RS Stock No. 176-5281
Mfr. Part No.PMZ2035RE6100K150R06
BrandKEMET
€0.96
Each (In a Pack of 3)
units
100 nF 440 V ac, 1000 V dc PMZ2035 25.4mm -10% +10% ±10% X1 R06 Through Hole 30.5mm 19mm 12.1mm 30.5 x 12.1 x 19mm
RS Stock No. 210-522
Mfr. Part No.PME271M622KR30
BrandKEMET
€2.39
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
220 nF 275 V ac PME271 20.3mm -10% +10% ±10% X2 - Through Hole 24mm 16.5mm 11.3mm 24 x 11.3 x 16.5mm
RS Stock No. 126-2215
Mfr. Part No.PME271YB5220MR30
BrandKEMET
€1.144
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
22 nF 300 V ac PME271 15.2mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - Radial 18.5mm 13mm 7.3mm 18.5 x 7.3 x 13mm
RS Stock No. 414-8601
Mfr. Part No.PME261KB6100KR30
BrandKEMET
€1.658
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
100 nF 220 V ac, 400 V dc PME261 15.2mm -10% +10% ±10% - - Through Hole 18.5mm 13mm 7.3mm 18.5 x 7.3 x 13mm
RS Stock No. 173-1812
Mfr. Part No.P409CE104M275AH680
BrandKEMET
€0.889
Each (In a Bag of 250)
units
100 nF 275 V ac P409 20.3mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - Through Hole 24mm 14mm 7.6mm 24 x 7.6 x 14mm
RS Stock No. 533-0570
Mfr. Part No.PME295RB3470MR30
BrandKEMET
€1.242
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
470 pF 480 V ac PME295 15mm -20% +20% ±20% Y1 - Through Hole 18mm 12.5mm 5.5mm 18 x 5.5 x 12.5mm
RS Stock No. 878-8039
Mfr. Part No.P409EL474M275AH151
BrandKEMET
€3.36
Each
units
470 nF 275 V ac P409 25.4mm -20% +20% ±20% 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
€0.614
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. 210-566
Mfr. Part No.PME271Y415MR30
BrandKEMET
€1.072
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
1.5 nF 250 V ac PME271 10.2mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - Through Hole 13.5mm 7.5mm 3.9mm 13.5 x 3.9 x 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-4942
Mfr. Part No.PME295RB3470MR30
BrandKEMET
€0.623
Each (In a Bag of 500)
units
470 pF 480 V ac PME295 15mm -20% +20% ±20% Y1 - Through Hole 18mm 12.5mm 5.5mm 18 x 5.5 x 12.5mm
RS Stock No. 878-8032
Mfr. Part No.P409EL474M275AH221
BrandKEMET
€3.36
Each
units
470 nF 275 V ac P409 25.4mm -20% +20% ±20% X2 - Through Hole 30.5mm 22mm 15.3mm 30.5 x 15.3 x 22mm
RS Stock No. 201-2116
Mfr. Part No.SMP253MA4150MTR24
BrandKEMET
€1.436
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
1.5 nF 250 V dc SMP253 12.7mm -20% +20% ±20% Y2 - Surface Mount 12.7mm 6.5mm 11.5mm 12.7 x 11.5 x 6.5mm
RS Stock No. 173-1829
Mfr. Part No.P409CP104M275AH331
BrandKEMET
€0.642
Each (In a Bag of 150)
units
100 nF 275 V ac P409 20.3mm - - ±20% - - Through Hole 24mm 16.5mm 11.3mm 24 x 11.3 x 16.5mm