The KEMET Organic Capacitor (KO-CAP) is a tantalum capacitor with a Ta anode and Ta2O5 dielectric. A conductive organic polymer replaces the traditionally used MnO2 as the cathode plate of the capacitor. This results in very low ESR and improved capacitance retention at high frequency. The KO-CAP also exhibits a benign failure mode which eliminates the ignition failures that can occur in standard MnO2 tantalum types. KO-CAPs may also be operated at steady state voltages up to 90% of rated voltage for part types with rated voltages of ≤10.
The T522 Reduced Leakage Polymer Tantalum Series is designed to meet the needs of leakage-sensitive applications such as battery supported circuits. The T522 Series offers the lowest leakage values available in polymer tantalum capacitors with upper leakage limits that are up to 70% lower than other polymer series.