Conductive polymer chip capacitors available from Rutronik

The TCQ series conductive polymer chip capacitors from AVX has been added to distributor Rutronik's portfolio.

According to the company, the robust capacitors are designed for demanding automotive applications.

Qualified to the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q200 specification for passive components, the TCQ Series is said to meet the AEC’s 125°C lifetime stability test and humidity bias testing at 85°C and 85% relative humidity for up to 1000 hours.

Operation temperatures range from -55 to 125°C. According to the company, the capacitors feature a conductive polymer electrode and have a benign failure mode under recommended use conditions.

The TCQ series are lead-free and RoHS compliant, and are currently available in three case sizes: 1210 (EIA Metric 3528-21), 2917 (EIA Metric 7343-31) and 2917 (EIA Metric 7343-20).

The full voltage range for the series is said to span 4 to 50V, and capacitance values span 10 to 220μF with a ±20% capacitance tolerance. They can be operated up to 90% of rated voltage.