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Vishay's New Metallized Polyester Film Capacitor Provides High Reliability, Versatile Performance
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - June 21, 2002 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today announced the release of a stacked metallized polyester film capacitor that provides improved pulse-handling and self-healing capabilities compared with devices built on conventional wound-film technology.
Featuring a compact design and superior reliability, the new Vishay Roederstein MKT1826 is specified for a wide capacitance and voltage range, allowing designers to use the component in a variety of applications.
Intended for coupling, blocking, bypassing, filtering, timing, arc suppression, and energy storage, the MKT1826 is suited for general use in telecommunications, automotive, consumer, and industrial products. Package sizing available in a 5-mm lead spacing - and in a special version crimped to 10 mm - varies according to the capacitance and voltage rating. Dimensions range from 2.5 mm by 7.2 mm, with a 6.5-mm height, to 7.2 mm by 7.2 mm, with a 13.0-mm height. Packaged in a flame-retardant casing, the new capacitor also features environmentally friendly lead-free schooping layers and terminals.
The MKT1826 features a broad capacitance range, with 23 capacitance options spanning from 1000 pF to 4.7 μF. Capacitance tolerance options of ±5%, ±10%, and ±20% are available. A broad voltage range is also provided, with voltage options of 40 VDC, 50 VDC, 63 VDC, 100 VDC, and 250 VDC.
Vishay's MKT1826 is well suited for high-temperature applications, with an operating temperature range of -55°C to +125°C, or -55°C to +100±C in the 4.7-μF, 40-VDC version. The maximum pulse rise time ranges from 120 V/μs to 350 V/μs, depending on the voltage rating.
Samples and production quantities of the MKT1826 are available now, with 8- to 10- week lead times for larger orders.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers
of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors,
and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial,
computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product
innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can
be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.