For more information:
Media contact - Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
Vishay Releases New 146 RTI Series of Radial, High-Temperature, Low-Impedance Aluminum Capacitors With Z as Low as 18 mΩ, Capacitance Values up to 6800 μF, and Ripple Currents to 3200 mA at +125 °C
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — Jan. 23, 2009 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a new series of radial aluminum capacitors that offers very low impedance values, high capacitances, high ripple currents, and high-temperature operation up to +125 °C.
The 146 RTI devices are available in 13 case sizes, ranging from 10 mm by 12 mm to the larger 18 mm by 35 mm. For enhanced performance and reliability, the capacitors offer very low impedance, which is specified as low as 18 mΩ at 100 kHz, a high rated ripple current of 3200 mA at +125 °C, and a capacitance range from 68 μF to 6800 μF over a voltage range of 16 V to 63 V.
A polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitor with a non-solid, self-healing electrolyte and radial leads, the device.s specifications make it ideally suited for smoothing, filtering, buffering and voltage decoupling applications in SMPS and dc-to-dc power supplies for industrial, automotive, telecommunications, and military systems.
The 146 RTI capacitors offer a very long useful life of 2500 hours to 6000 hours at +125 °C. The RoHS-compliant devices are charge- and discharge-proof, so there is no peak current limitation.
Samples and production quantities of the 146 RTI capacitors are available now, with lead times of 15 weeks 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.