The shelf Life of ceramic capacitors depends on the storage conditions and the method of packaging the parts. Capacitor terminations will slowly oxidize over time leading to a degradation of the solderability of the device. Therefore JDI recommends that ceramic capacitors should be used within 1 year of receipt. For Pd/Ag termination six months is recommended. Parts packaged on tape and reel should be used in a first in first out (FIFO) basis. The reels should be stored away from direct sunlight. The parts should not be removed from their original packaging until they are ready to be used. Any unused product should be repackaged and sealed as soon as possible. The following precautions should be recognized.

  • Parts should be stored indoors in their original container
  • Temperature should be maintained between 5 to 40 °C
  • Relative humidity should be maintained between 20 and 70%
  • Do not store in a corrosive environment where salt, chloride gas, alkali or any acids are present.
Notice: Specifications are subject to change without notice. Contact your nearest Johanson Dielectrics, Inc. Sales Office for the latest specifications. All statements, information and data given herein are believed to be accurate and reliable, but are presented without guarantee, warranty, or responsibility of any kind, expressed or implied. Statements or suggestions concerning possible use of our products are made without representation or warranty that any such use is free of patent infringement and are not recommendations to infringe any patents. The user should not assume that all safety measures are indicated or that other measures may not be required. Specifications are typical and may not apply to all applications.