Pulse-Discharge, Ceramic-Chip Capacitors

KEMET offers its industrial-grade, pulse-discharge, surface-mount, multilayer, ceramic-chip capacitors (SMD MLCCs)

Image of KEMET's Pulse Discharge, Ceramic Chip CapacitorsKEMET’s industrial-grade, pulse-discharge series, surface-mount capacitors in C0G dielectric deliver the reliable, high-voltage and high-temperature performance required for operation in harsh environments, specifically discharge circuitry. Constructed of a robust and proprietary base metal electrode (BME) dielectric system, these devices offer industry-leading performance relative to capacitance and case size. KEMET's pulse-discharge capacitors average greater than 30% higher breakdown voltage than competitive precious metal electrode (PME) devices with similar capacitance and voltage ratings.

Designed for down-hole oil exploration and perforation, these devices feature a 200°C maximum operating temperature. The electronics industries alliance (EIA) characterizes C0G dielectric as a Class I material. Components of this classification are temperature compensating and are suited for resonant-circuit applications or those where Q and stability of capacitance characteristics are required. Pulse discharge series capacitors in C0G dielectric exhibit no change in capacitance with respect to time and voltage and boast a negligible change in capacitance with reference to ambient temperature. These devices retain high insulation resistance with low dissipation factor at elevated temperatures up to 200°C.

KEMET’s pulse-discharge, surface-mount MLCCs are manufactured in state-of-the-art, ISO/TS, 16949:2009 certified facilities and are proven to function reliably in harsh, high-temperature and high-humidity, down-hole environments.

  • High current-transient discharge pulses
  • 200°C applications
  • C0G dielectric
  • BME technology
  • Pulse-discharge voltages up to 3,500 V
Applications Specifications
  • Firing set circuitry
  • Exploding foil initiators (EFI)
  • Slapper detonators
  • Electronic fuses
  • Detonation
  • Munitions
  • Ignition circuitry
  • High reliability pulse switching circuits
  • Case size: 2824, 3040, 3640, and 4540
  • Form factor: SMD
  • Dielectric: C0G
  • Operating temperature range: -55°C to 200°C
  • Temp coefficient (TCC): ±30 ppm (-55ºC to 200ºC)
  • Capacitance range: 2.2 nF to 56 nF, 3.3 nF to 100 nF, 3.9 nF to 120 nF, and 4.7 nF to 150 nF
  • Maximum pulse voltage: 3,500 V
Published: 2016-06-20