KEMET’s Industrial Grade Pulse Discharge Series surface mount capacitors in C0G Dielectric deliver reliable high voltage and high temperature performance required for operation in harsh environments, specifically discharge circuitry. Constructed of a robust and proprietary base metal electrode (BME) dielectric system, these devices offer industry-leading performance relative to capacitance and case size. KEMET Pulse Discharge capacitors average greater than 30% higher breakdown voltage than competitive precious metal electrode (PME) devices with similar capacitance & voltage ratings. Designed for down-hole oil exploration and perforation, these devices feature a 200°C maximum operating temperature. The Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA) characterizes C0G dielectric as a Class I material. Components of this classification are temperature compensating and are suited for resonant circuit applications or those where Q and stability of capacitance characteristics are required. Pulse Discharge series capacitors in C0G dielectric exhibit no change in capacitance with respect to time and voltage and boast a negligible change in capacitance with reference to ambient temperature. These devices retain high insulation resistance with low dissipation factor at elevated temperatures up 200°C. KEMET’s Pulse Discharge surface mount MLCCs are manufactured in state of the art ISO/TS 16949:2009 certified facilities and are proven to function reliably in harsh, high temperature and high humidity, down-hole environments.