What is a Tantalum Capacitor?
A tantalum capacitor is a type of electrolytic capacitor and usually consists of a pellet of tantalum metal that acts as an anode, is covered by an insulating oxide layer which forms the dielectric and is surrounded by conductive material that acts as a cathode. Tantalum capacitors are different from other capacitors by having high capacitance per weight and volume. Tantalum capacitors have lower ESR (equivalent series resistance), higher operating temperature and lower leakage than other types of electrolytic capacitors.
Types of Tantalum Capacitors
There are many different kinds of tantalum capacitors. At Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by rated voltage, tolerance, case size / dimension, packaging type and capacitance. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.
The most common values for capacitance are 10 µF, 22 µF, 47 µF and 100 µF. We also carry tantalum capacitors with capacitance up to 6000 µF. The rated voltage can be between 2 V and 60 kV, with the most common capacitors having a rated voltage of 10 V.
Tantalum Capacitors from Future Electronics
Future Electronics has a full tantalum capacitor selection of different sizes from several manufacturers such as tantalum chip capacitors, wet tantalum capacitors or for any application that might require a tantalum electrolytic capacitor. Simply choose from the tantalum capacitor technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed in order to match your specific tantalum capacitor application needs.
If you have a preferred brand, we deal with several manufacturers such as AVX, Vishay and Nichicon, among other manufacturers. You can easily refine your tantalum capacitor product search results by clicking your preferred tantalum capacitor brand below from our list of manufacturers.
Applications for Tantalum Capacitors:
The high capacity and low leakage characteristics of tantalum capacitors make them great for sample and hold circuits in order to achieve long hold duration as well as in some long duration timing circuits where precise timing is not critical. Tantalum capacitors are also often used for power supply rail decoupling in parallel with ceramic or film capacitors which provide low ESR as well as low reactance at high frequency. Several equipment like medical and space electronics which require high reliability and quality use tantalum capacitors. Other applications include power supply filtering on computer motherboards and peripherals.
Choosing the Right Tantalum Capacitor:
When you are looking for the right tantalum capacitors, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Tolerance (±10 % , ±20 %, …), Capacitance (0.000019 µF, 10 µF, 22 µF, 47 µF, 100 µF…) and Rated Voltage (from 2 V to 60 kV) to name a few. You will be able to find the right wet tantalum capacitors, tantalum chip capacitors or any tantalum electrolytic capacitors for your application.
Tantalum Capacitors in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
If the quantity of tantalum capacitors that you require is less than a full reel, we offer customers many of our tantalum capacitor products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.
In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.