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This BCcomponents product press release (excluding the datasheet links and paragraph on Vishay) originally appeared on the former BCcomponents Web site.
Miniaturised ultra-long-life elcaps with green electrolyte save space in power applications
November 11, 2002 — The latest ultra-long-life aluminium electrolytic capacitors from BCcomponents (BCc) offer higher capacitance values in smaller case sizes than previous devices, as well as featuring a more environmentally friendly electrolyte.
Combining long life, low ESR and high ripple current capability, the miniaturised BCc 158 PUL-SI snap-in capacitors will save space in industrial, telecommunications and audio/visual power supply applications where long-term reliability is critical. Each device is rated for a long useful operating life of 5000 hours at an ambient temperature of 105 °C and maximum ripple current.
The BCc 158 PUL-SI capacitors offer standard voltages from 16 to 100 V, and are available with capacitance values of between 560 μF and 47,000 μF. Case sizes (diameter x length) range from just 22 mm x 25 mm to 35 mm x 50 mm and both two- and three-pin snap-in options are available as standard. Other voltages, pin options and case sizes are available on request.
The 158 PUL-SI series is the successor to the BCc 058 PLL-SI series. In addition to the size reduction, the new capacitors incorporate a new electrolyte that addresses professional lifetime and ripple current specifications, and exceeds the latest requirements for use of more environmentally friendly materials.
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