Tantalum Capacitor Color Code Chart

A tantalum capacitor is a type of electrolytic capacitor. It is a component of an electronic circuit that typically consists of a pellet of tantalum metal as the anode, covered by an insulating oxide layer that forms the dielectric, surrounded by a conductive material as the cathode. Tantalum capacitors are the main use of the element tantalum. The tantalum capacitor distinguishes itself from other capacitors in having high capacitance per volume and weight. Tantalum capacitors have lower equivalent series resistance (ESR), lower leakage, and higher operating temperatures than other electrolytic capacitors, although other types of capacitors are even better in these regards. Tantalum capacitors are considerably more expensive than any other commonly used type of capacitor, so they are used only in applications where small size or better performance are important.

Tantalum Capacitor Color Codes
Charts Color Color 1st Figure 2nd Figure Multiplier Voltage
0 1 10
Brown 1 1 10
Red 2 2 100
Orange 3 3

Parallel Capacitance Math:
    CT = C1 + C2 + C3
Series Capacitance Math:
    1/CT = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3
Yellow 4 4
Green 5 5
Blue 6 6

Violet 7 7

Grey 8 8 0.01 25
White 9 9 0.1 3


Tantalum Capacitor Calculator
Required Data Entry
First Band Primary Significant Figure
Second Band Secondary Significant Figure
Third Band Figure Values Multiplier
Percentage Band Percentage Value Tolerance
Voltage Band Maximum Voltage
Calculated Results
Capacitor Value

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