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RS Components introduces Panasonic POSCAP and OS-CON capacitors offering low ESR and extended life capabilities across a broad range of applications

New capacitors from Panasonic Industrial Devices provide high reliability and efficiency in small volume and low profile packages

Hong Kong, 5 March 2014 :

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is stocking two new low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) polymer capacitors from the Panasonic Industrial Devices range. POSCAP™ and OS-CON™ offer reliable, efficient, long lifetime solutions for digital and telecommunications applications, and meet the growing demand for energy reduction in industrial equipment and automotive systems.

POSCAP is a solid chip capacitor with a sintered tantalum anode and a highly conductive polymer cathode. Its low impedance and low ESR (down to 5 mΩ) enable excellent performance at high frequency while maintaining a low profile and a high capacitance range. The device offers excellent noise-absorption characteristics, and provides high heat resistance, spanning a wide temperature range of between -55°C and +125°C.

OS-CON is a solid aluminium capacitor containing highly conductive polymer electrolyte material. OS-CON offers low ESR, excellent noise reduction capability and frequency characteristics. In addition, OS-CON has a long life span of up to 30 years, and can operate efficiently at even the lowest temperatures due to the solid electrolyte. OS-CON and POSCAP are suitable as a smoothing, backup and bypass capacitor in a wide range of applications.

The Panasonic POSCAP and OS-CON capacitors are available to order direct from RS stock for same-day despatch.

About Panasonic

From capacitors, through batteries, to robots – the Europe-wide sales of a broad range of industrial products form the core business of Panasonic Industrial Europe. The group comprises the continental European company Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Europe GmbH with its headquarters in Hamburg, Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Europe (UK) GmbH located in London and Panasonic Energy Europe NV established in Brussels. In just two years after its incorporation on 1st April 1998, the company established its growth-oriented course. Some 300 people are employed in the Sales, Marketing and Support Divisions.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2013 had revenues of GBP1.24bn.

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