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Pulse Discharge Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors

KEMET has enhanced its high temperature and high voltage capabilities by adding Pulse Discharge Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors. This 200-degree Celsius series delivers reliable short-duration pulse generation in harsh environments typically associated with munitions and down-hole detonation circuitry. KEMET's patented high reliability base metal electrode dielectric system is 100% Pb-free, RoHS compliant and REACH compliant without exemptions.

KEMET Pulse Discharge capacitors offer higher and more uniform breakdown voltage performance than competitive dielectric solutions resulting in increased reliability in customer field applications. When dealing with large and expensive detonation systems, increased reliability can quickly result in significant cost savings.

With discharge voltages of up to 3,500 volts and capacitances up to 150 nF, Pulse Discharge capacitors are ideal for firing set circuitry utilizing exploding foil initiators or slapper detonators. 

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