Capacitors are passive devices that are used in almost all electrical circuits for rectification, coupling and tuning. Also known as condensers, a capacitor is simply two electrical conductors separated by an insulating layer called a dielectric. The conductors are usually thin layers of aluminum foil, while the dielectric can be made up of many materials including paper, mylar, polypropylene, ceramic, mica, and even air. Electrolytic capacitors have a dielectric of aluminum oxide which is formed through the application of voltage after the capacitor is assembled. Characteristics of different capacitors are determined by not only the material used for the conductors and dielectric, but also by the thickness and physical spacing of the components.
Orange DropOrange Drop capacitors have set the standard for "modern" capacitors in appearance and performance since the 1960's.
Capacitor - Orange Drop, 1600V, Polypropylene
Radial lead, polypropylene film capacitor. ± 10% tolerance. Features a long history of proven reliability, a low dissipation factor, excellent stability, and a virtually linear temperature coefficient.
Starting at $1.49
Capacitor - 600V, 715P Series, Polypropylene
Rated for 85°C operation. Polypropylene film capacitor with radial leads. ± 5% tolerance.
Starting at $1.12
Capacitor - 600V, 716P Series, Polypropylene
High performance version of the popular 715P series. They are made from polypropylene film and foil with pure copper leads, making them ideal for high pulse current applications. Rated for 85 degrees celsius operation ± 5% tolerance. Straight radial leads, minimum 1.25" length.
Starting at $0.95
Capacitors - Orange Drop, 600V, Polyester
Rated for 85°C operation. Polyester film capacitor with radial leads. ± 10% tolerance. Features a long history of proven reliability, a low dissipation factor, excellent stability, and a virtually linear temperature coefficient.
Starting at $0.85