Tantalum Capacitor Dry Pack Option

In order to eliminate possible moisture entrapment and the resulting potential outgassing effects during the soldering process, most surface mount tantalum capacitor manufacturers offer a dry pack option.

If the part is shipped in dry pack, the parts must be assembled via process handling requirements per J-STD-033 for MSL 3.

As one example, TAJA226K010RNJV from AVX can be ordered with the suffix ‘V’ after the part number to specify the Dry Pack Option.

Here is the comparison between with “V” and without “V”.

Mfr Part # TAJA226K010RNJ TAJA226K010RNJV
Mfr AVX Corporation AVX Corporation
Description CAP TANT 22UF 10% 10V 1206 CAP TANT 22UF 10% 10V 1206
Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) 1 (Unlimited) 3 (168 Hours)

See also
Explaining MSL (Moisture Sensitivity Levels)