Nichicon’s conductive polymer aluminum capacitors are well suited for today’s high speed digital equipment. The conductive polymer construction (solid electrolyte) also provides for higher ripple current, smaller size and longer life when compared to equivalent standard aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Polymer capacitors have several advantages over the standard aluminum electrolytic capacitor. The polymer electrolyte has a higher conductivity than the liquid electrolyte used in standard capacitors, resulting in lower ESR. This permits a single polymer type capacitor to replace several aluminum electrolytic types, resulting in a reduction of board space used and total number of components on the board. Polymers also have a self-healing ability which means that the PEDT material in the capacitors is able to expand and deflate with heat fluctuations and will not burst. Aluminum polymers are excellent for power supplies, power smoothing circuits for motherboards, games, car navigation, LCD and plasma TVs as well as motherboard CPU backup circuits. Nichicon offers two polymer product lines to meet the needs of markets ranging from automotive to consumer electronics and computers.