MLCCs - Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors

Multilayer ceramic capacitors or as they are often referred to as MLCC's are specially designed capacitors and are engineered to consist of a 'multilayer' structure. This structure includes a ceramic material and also metal conducting layers. The ceramic layers insulate the capacitor, this helps to reduce heat loss which in turn improves the efficiency of the product. Multilayer capacitors have high thermal stability, high ripple current capability and also extremely low ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) and ESL (Equivalent Series Inductance) which helps make these products perfect for a multitude of applications.


MLCCs come in standard package sizes such as 0402, 0805, 1206 etc. These are internationally recognised package sizes and are commonly used in the industry. The capacitance of MLCC chips depends on the dielectric, the size and the required voltage. Automotive grades available (AEC-Q200).


Here at RS Components, we stock a huge range of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors which we provide to help fulfil all of our customer's needs. The range of MLCC's we have on offer come from a variety of established brands... KEMET, AVX and Vishay to name a few. We also stock our own brand of RS PRO MLCC's which help to widen our already extensive range of products.


What are MLCC capacitors used for?


MLCCs are common type yet effective type of capacitor, they can be found in a range of applications, such as... robot parts, medical equipment, automotive parts and more. The type of ceramic material defines the electrical behaviour and therefore the potential application.


Types of MLCC


Multilayer ceramic capacitors come in a range of two main types, Class 1 and Class 2:


Class 1 MLCCs are known to be highly stable, accurate and have low losses. They offer the most reliable voltage, temperature, and frequency. Class 1 capacitors are commonly found in resonant circuits such as radios.


Class 2 MLCCs have a highly permissive dielectric which gives better volumetric efficiency. However, they have lower accuracy and stability than Class 1 capacitors and are better suited to bypass, coupling and decoupling applications, or for frequency discriminating circuits.


MLCC Applications


  • Power Supply

  • DC/DC convertor

  • Telecommunications

  • Medical Equipment

  • Switch-mode power supply

  • Automotive applications

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Description Price Capacitance Voltage Package/Case Mounting Type Dielectric Tolerance Dimensions Automotive Standard Length Depth Height Diameter Series Tolerance Minus
RS Stock No. 770-4226
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.014
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
units
4.7nF 16V dc 0805 (2012M) Surface Mount X7R ±10% 2 x 1.25 x 0.8mm - 2mm 1.25mm 0.8mm - MC -
RS Stock No. 770-4175
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.029
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
units
1nF 50V dc 0603 (1608M) Surface Mount NP0 ±5% 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8mm - 1.6mm 0.8mm 0.8mm - MC -
RS Stock No. 770-4213
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.014
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
units
2.2nF 16V dc 0805 (2012M) Surface Mount X7R ±10% 2 x 1.25 x 0.8mm - 2mm 1.25mm 0.8mm - MC -
RS Stock No. 770-4181
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.015
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
units
4.7nF 50V dc 0603 (1608M) Surface Mount X7R ±10% 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8mm - 1.6mm 0.8mm 0.8mm - MC -
RS Stock No. 770-4210
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.033
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
units
1nF 16V dc 0805 (2012M) Surface Mount NP0 ±5% 2 x 1.25 x 0.8mm - 2mm 1.25mm 0.8mm - MC -
RS Stock No. 770-4172
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.042
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
units
2.2nF 50V dc 0603 (1608M) Surface Mount NP0 ±5% 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8mm - 1.6mm 0.8mm 0.8mm - MC -
RS Stock No. 770-4232
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.014
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
units
6.8nF 16V dc 0805 (2012M) Surface Mount X7R ±10% 2 x 1.25 x 0.8mm - 2mm 1.25mm 0.8mm - MC -
RS Stock No. 770-4112
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.003
Each (On a Reel of 10000)
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2.2nF 16V dc 0402 (1005M) Surface Mount X7R ±10% 1 x 0.5 x 0.5mm - 1mm 0.5mm 0.5mm - MC -
RS Stock No. 770-4150
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.006
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
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4.7nF 16V dc 0603 (1608M) Surface Mount X7R ±10% 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8mm - 1.6mm 0.8mm 0.8mm - MC -
RS Stock No. 135-3426
Mfr. Part No.12065C104K4Z2A
BrandAVX
SGD0.065
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
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100nF 50V dc 1206 (3216M) Surface Mount - - 3.2 x 1.6 x 0.94mm - 3.2mm 1.6mm 0.94mm - - -
RS Stock No. 698-3670
Mfr. Part No.12065C104K4Z2A
BrandAVX
SGD0.257
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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100nF 50V dc 1206 (3216M) Surface Mount X7R ±10% 3.2 x 1.6 x 0.94mm - 3.2mm 1.6mm 0.94mm - FLEXITERM -
RS Stock No. 136-7681
Mfr. Part No.12065C104K4Z2A
BrandAVX
SGD0.145
Each (In a Bag of 50)
units
100nF 50V dc 1206 (3216M) Surface Mount - - 3.2 x 1.6 x 0.94mm - 3.2mm 1.6mm 0.94mm - - -
RS Stock No. 846-7293
Mfr. Part No.GRM188R61A106KE69D
BrandMurata
SGD0.088
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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10µF 10V dc 0603 (1608M) Surface Mount X5R ±10% 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8mm - 1.6mm 0.8mm 0.8mm - GRM -
RS Stock No. 170-6168
Mfr. Part No.GRM188R61A106KE69D
BrandMurata
SGD0.04
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
units
10µF 10V dc 0603 (1608M) Surface Mount X5R ±10% 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8mm - 1.6mm 0.8mm 0.8mm - GRM -
RS Stock No. 264-4416
Mfr. Part No.C0805C104K5RACTU
BrandKEMET
SGD0.049
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
100nF 50V dc 0805 (2012M) Surface Mount X7R ±10% 2 x 1.25 x 0.9mm - 2mm 1.25mm 0.9mm - C -
RS Stock No. 170-0049
Mfr. Part No.C1206C106K4RACAUTO
BrandKEMET
SGD0.139
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
units
10µF 16V dc 1206 (3216M) Surface Mount X7R ±10% 3.2 x 1.6 x 1.6mm - 3.2mm 1.6mm 1.6mm - C -
RS Stock No. 802-9961
Mfr. Part No.C1206C106K4RACTU
BrandKEMET
SGD0.245
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
10µF 16V dc 1206 (3216M) Surface Mount X7R ±10% 3.2 x 1.6 x 1.6mm - 3.2mm 1.6mm 1.6mm - C -
RS Stock No. 146-6304
Mfr. Part No.C320C104K5R5TA
BrandKEMET
SGD0.08
Each (On a Reel of 500)
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100nF 50V dc - Through Hole X7R ±10% 5.08 x 3.81 x 6.6mm - 5.08mm 3.81mm 6.6mm - Goldmax 300 -
RS Stock No. 133-5649
Mfr. Part No.C1206C106K4RACAUTO
BrandKEMET
SGD0.332
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
10µF 16V dc 1206 (3216M) Surface Mount X7R ±10% 3.2 x 1.6 x 1.6mm - 3.2mm 1.6mm 1.6mm - C -
RS Stock No. 264-4523
Mfr. Part No.C0603C101J5GACTU
BrandKEMET
SGD0.13
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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100pF 50V dc 0603 (1608M) Surface Mount C0G ±5% 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8mm - 1.6mm 0.8mm 0.8mm - C -