Variable Trimmer Capacitors

Variable trimmer capacitors are types of capacitors(devices which store electrical charge in circuits) where the capacitor capacitance (its ability to store electrical charge) can be readily adjusted. They're often used in LC circuits (circuits that have an inductor and a capacitor) to set the frequency, for example to tune a radio.

How do variable trimmer capacitors work?

Variable trimmer capacitors are used to initially set oscillator frequency values, rise and fall times and other variables in a circuit. Should the values drift over time, variable trimmer capacitors allow you to re-calibrate your equipment.

Variable trimmer capacitors are almost always mounted directly on a PCB (printed circuit board) and set by using a small screwdriver. Variable trimmer capacitors are usually cheaper than full-sized variable capacitors.

What are variable trimmer capacitor used for?

Common applications include oscillators, tuners, crystal oscillators and filters. Variable trimmer capacitors can also be found in communication equipment such as mobile radios and aerospace transmitters.


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Description Price Series Voltage Dielectric Package/Case Mounting Type Tolerance Dimensions Lead Pitch Lead Diameter Depth Height Length Capacitive Range Maximum Capacitance
RS Stock No. 378-906
Mfr. Part No.BFC280907015
BrandVishay
€41.302
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BFC2 200V dc PTFE 015 Through Hole - 14 x 11.5 x 9.2mm - - 11.5mm 9.2mm 14mm 7 → 100pF 100pF
RS Stock No. 173-1606
Mfr. Part No.BFC280907015
BrandVishay
€33.401
Each (In a Box of 350)
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BFC2 200V dc PTFE 015 Through Hole - 14 x 11.5 x 9.2mm - - 11.5mm 9.2mm 14mm 7 → 100pF 100pF
RS Stock No. 380-236
Mfr. Part No.BFC280905217
BrandVishay
€9.34
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BFC2 300V dc PTFE 0217 Through Hole - 7.4 x 6.7 x 9mm - - 6.7mm 9mm 7.4mm 2 → 18pF 18pF
RS Stock No. 170-6387
Mfr. Part No.TZR1R080A001B00
BrandMurata
€2.354
Each (On a Reel of 500)
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TZR1 25V dc - - Surface Mount 0 → +100% 1.7 x 1.5 x 0.9mm - - 1.5mm 0.9mm 1.7mm 3 → 8pF 8pF
RS Stock No. 901-5323
Mfr. Part No.TZR1R080A001B00
BrandMurata
€4.32
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TZR1 25V dc - - Surface Mount 0 → +100% 1.7 x 1.5 x 0.9mm - - 1.5mm 0.9mm 1.7mm 3 → 8pF 8pF
RS Stock No. 381-419
Mfr. Part No.BFC280908003
BrandVishay
€14.022
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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BFC2 250V dc PTFE - Through Hole - 10 x 11 x 11mm - - 11mm 11mm 10mm 5.0 → 60pF 60pF
RS Stock No. 169-3927
Mfr. Part No.TZB4Z100AA10R00
BrandMurata
€0.393
Each (On a Reel of 500)
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TZB4 100V dc - B4 Surface Mount 0 → +50% 4.5 x 4 x 3mm - - 4mm 3mm 4.5mm 3 → 10pF 10pF
RS Stock No. 721-5344
Mfr. Part No.TZB4Z100AA10R00
BrandMurata
€0.90
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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TZB4 100V dc - B4 Surface Mount 0 → +50% 4.5 x 4 x 3mm - - 4mm 3mm 4.5mm 3 → 10pF 10pF
RS Stock No. 185-7572
Mfr. Part No.LXRW0YV600-054
BrandMurata
€0.678
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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LXRW 50V ac - - Surface Mount - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.3mm - - 0.6mm 0.3mm 0.6mm 30 → 60pF 60pF
RS Stock No. 185-7569
Mfr. Part No.LXRW0YV900-053
BrandMurata
€0.735
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LXRW 50V ac - - Surface Mount - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.3mm - - 0.6mm 0.3mm 0.6mm 45 → 90pF 90pF
RS Stock No. 185-7341
Mfr. Part No.LXRW0YV600-054
BrandMurata
€0.362
Each (On a Reel of 10000)
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LXRW 50V ac - - Surface Mount - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.3mm - - 0.6mm 0.3mm 0.6mm 30 → 60pF 60pF
RS Stock No. 169-2700
Mfr. Part No.TZB4R500BA10R00
BrandMurata
€0.655
Each (On a Reel of 500)
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TZB4 50V dc Film - Surface Mount ±0.5% 4.5 x 4 x 3mm - - 4mm 3mm 4.5mm 7 → 50pF 50pF
RS Stock No. 169-2689
Mfr. Part No.TZC3Z030A110R00
BrandMurata
€0.977
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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TZC3 100V dc - C3 Surface Mount 0 → +50% 4.5 x 3.2 x 1.6mm - - 3.2mm 1.6mm 4.5mm 1.4 → 3pF 3pF
RS Stock No. 106-2893
Mfr. Part No.TZB4R500BA10R00
BrandMurata
€1.654
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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TZB4 50V dc Film - Surface Mount ±0.5% 4.5 x 4 x 3mm - - 4mm 3mm 4.5mm 7 → 50pF 50pF
RS Stock No. 185-7583
Mfr. Part No.LXRW19V201-058
BrandMurata
€1.356
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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LXRW 5.3V dc - - Surface Mount - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.4mm - - 0.9mm 0.4mm 1.3mm 100 → 200pF 200pF
RS Stock No. 832-295
Mfr. Part No.TZC3Z030A110R00
BrandMurata
€1.074
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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TZC3 100V dc - C3 Surface Mount 0 → +50% 4.5 x 3.2 x 1.6mm - - 3.2mm 1.6mm 4.5mm 1.4 → 3pF 3pF
RS Stock No. 175-3548
BrandRS PRO
€0.294
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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- 100V Ceramic - Through Hole 0 → 50% 5 x 6mm 5.3mm 0.2mm 5mm 6mm - 10 → 50pF 50pF
RS Stock No. 175-3527
BrandRS PRO
€0.136
Each (In a Bag of 500)
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- 100V Ceramic - Through Hole 0 → 50% 5 x 6mm 5.3mm 0.2mm 5mm 6mm - 6 → 30pF 30pF
RS Stock No. 185-7350
Mfr. Part No.LXRW19V201-058
BrandMurata
€0.565
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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LXRW 5.3V dc - - Surface Mount - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.4mm - - 0.9mm 0.4mm 1.3mm 100 → 200pF 200pF
RS Stock No. 175-3544
BrandRS PRO
€0.271
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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- 100V Ceramic - Through Hole 0 → 50% 5 x 6mm 5.3mm 0.2mm 5mm 6mm - 3 → 10pF 10pF
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