Polystyrene Film Capacitors

Polystyrene film capacitors are used for applications where high reliability and precision is required. All film capacitors use a thin plastic film as the dielectric (or insulator), but what separates each capacitor type is the material used as the dielectric. Polystyrene film capacitors use an aluminium foil electrode and a highly effective polystyrene dielectric.

What are Polystyrene film capacitors made of?

Polystyrene film capacitors are tubular in shape, as their dielectric sandwich is rolled together. They are generally only available as leaded electronics components and in a through-hole package. They are physically smaller than other capacitor types, perfect for environments with limited space.

What are polystyrene film capacitors used for?

Polystyrene film capacitors are highly rated because of their excellent temperature stability, high insulation, low leakage and low dielectric absorption. Due to their ideal electrical characteristics they are used in a wide range of applications, such as audio, feedback networks, equalisation circuits and digital computing circuits. Polystyrene film capacitors can be used as an alternative to ceramic capacitors.


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RS Stock No. 426-3110
BrandRS PRO
£1.444
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10nF EXFS ±1% 63V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 113-285
BrandRS PRO
£1.30
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220pF FSC ±2.5% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-291
BrandRS PRO
£1.30
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330pF FSC ±2.5% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-263
BrandRS PRO
£1.43
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100pF FSC ±2.5% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 116-262
BrandRS PRO
£1.438
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1nF EXFS ±1% 63V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 113-320
BrandRS PRO
£1.725
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1nF FSC ±2.5% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 6 (Dia.) x 10mm - 0.4mm - 6mm - 10mm
RS Stock No. 113-207
BrandRS PRO
£1.573
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10pF FSC ±10% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-229
BrandRS PRO
£1.708
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22pF FSC ±4.55% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-308
BrandRS PRO
£1.529
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470pF FSC ±2.5% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 5 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 5mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-409
BrandRS PRO
£3.465
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10nF FSC ±2.5% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, I.F. Transformer, Pulse Network, Timing, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 15 (Dia.) x 20mm - 0.6mm - 15mm - 20mm
RS Stock No. 113-342
BrandRS PRO
£1.699
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2.2nF FSC ±2.5% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 8 (Dia.) x 10mm - 0.4mm - 8mm - 10mm
RS Stock No. 113-241
BrandRS PRO
£1.43
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47pF FSC ±2.5% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-364
BrandRS PRO
£2.748
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4.7nF FSC ±2.5% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 9.5 (Dia.) x 15mm - 0.6mm - 9.5mm - 15mm
RS Stock No. 116-228
BrandRS PRO
£1.416
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220pF EXFS ±1% 63V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 116-284
BrandRS PRO
£1.596
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2.2nF EXFS ±1% 63V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 116-206
BrandRS PRO
£1.21
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100pF EXFS ±1% 63V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 113-235
BrandRS PRO
£1.918
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33pF FSC ±3.03% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 116-240
BrandRS PRO
£1.918
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470pF EXFS ±1% 63V dc Through Hole Telephone Equipment Polystyrene 7.5 x 7.5 x 13mm 5.08mm 0.6mm 7.5mm 7.5mm 13mm 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 113-257
BrandRS PRO
£0.349
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68pF FSC ±2.5% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 4 (Dia.) x 8mm - 0.3mm - 4mm - 8mm
RS Stock No. 113-314
BrandRS PRO
£1.297
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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680pF FSC ±2.5% 160V dc Through Hole Analogue Computing Circuit, Digital Computing Circuit, Pulse Network, Timing, Transformer, Tuned Circuit Polystyrene 6 (Dia.) x 10mm - 0.4mm - 6mm - 10mm
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