Vishay Intertechnology’s TL3 series Tantamount surface-mount (SMT) tantalum molded chip capacitors claim an industry first with a dc leakage current (DCL) as low as 0.005 CV. Available in a wide range of capacitance and voltage values, the components come in five standard EIA-535BAAC case codes (A, B, C, D, and E) with standard and low equivalent series resistance (ESR) options. Capacitance ranges from 0.1 µF to 470 µF over voltage ratings from 4 to 63 V dc and capacitance tolerances of ±10 % and ±20 %. Case codes B, C, D, and E are 100% surge current tested and offer a reliability of 0.5% per 1000 hours. Pricing for U.S. delivery begins at $1 each, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders. A datasheet is available at

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