Electronics Industry Standards Certifications
Illinois Capacitor offers products that fully comply with RoHS certification and manufacture our products in up-to-date, ISO 9001:2009 certified plants. We focus on the use of environmentally-friendly materials and continue to strive to exceed customer expectations. Certifications include, but may not be limited to:
In addition, many of our capacitors have individual safety agency certifications or listings, as noted in the individual product descriptions. These include UL, CSA, CE, CB, ENEC. Contact IC to learn more.
STATEMENT REGARDING ILLINOIS CAPACITOR PRODUCTS IN THE LIGHT OF CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 OBLIGATIONS
To comply with Proposition 65, businesses are required to display a warning for listed chemicals unless exposure is low enough to pose “no significant risk” of cancer to the user or is significantly below levels observed to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. By providing this warning, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about the products they purchase and use. A Proposition 65 warning does not necessarily mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements. The State of California explained Proposition 65 as more of a ‘right to know’ law than a pure product safety law.
Illinois Capacitor has chosen to display the Proposition 65 warning on select products based on the possible presence of one or more listed chemicals, without evaluating the level of exposure. The level of exposure in our products may be negligible or well within the “no significant risk level” to the user. The primary use of Illinois Capacitor products is inside other devices - with minimal exposure risk to the end user. Upon further testing, Illinois Capacitor reserves the right to discontinue displaying the warning on products where the level of exposure has been determined to be below the acceptable limit.
UPDATED: August 30, 2018
Counterfeit Component Advisory
Could your Illinois Capacitor components be counterfeit?
You are probably aware from reading the stories in trade publications that counterfeit electronic components are a growing problem in the EOEM. Like other manufacturers, Illinois Capacitor is concerned that customers might purchase products that are claimed to be manufactured by us, but are in fact unauthorized copies. If the ratings of the capacitor are not as marked, the device could cause the circuit to operate improperly and possibly create a shock hazard. Additionally, there is a real danger that the product will prematurely fail, perhaps creating a hazardous condition and creating a liability for the equipment builder.
Unlike US currency, it is not possible to easily detect counterfeit products, as they may outwardly appear identical to actual Illinois Capacitor products. The best way to avoid the risk is by purchasing products only from authorized Illinois Capacitor distributors. This will also ensure that the capacitors you purchase are within the recommended date range.
If you suspect that you may have purchased counterfeit Illinois Capacitor products, or have questions concerning this issue, please contact us directly.