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Vishay Releases New Series of 4-Terminal, Snap-In Power Aluminum Capacitors With 10,000-Hours Useful Life in Case Sizes From 35 mm by 50 mm to 45 mm by 100 mm
Large Case Sizes Enable High Capacitance/Voltage Combinations From 390 µF at 450 V to 2,200 µF at 350 V
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — July 15, 2010 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of 4-terminal, snap-in power aluminum capacitors with voltage ratings from 350 V to 450 V and a long useful life of 10,000 h at + 85 °C in 17 large case sizes.
The new 095 PLL-4TSI capacitors feature a cylindrical aluminum case insulated with a blue sleeve and pressure relief, while a four-terminal design provides increased mechanical stability and keyed polarity. The devices are available in case sizes ranging from 35 mm by 50 mm to 45 mm by 100 mm.
With larger case sizes than standard snap-in devices, the 095 PLL-4TSI series offers high capacitance/voltage combinations, from 390 µF at 450 V to 2,200 µF at 350 V, which until now have been normally offered only in capacitors with screw terminal terminations. The 095 PLL-4TSI makes these combinations available for cost-sensitive applications where PC board mounting is done with a simple soldering process. The capacitors offer a high rated ripple current to 8.6 A at + 85 °C, and are lead (Pb)-free and compliant to RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC.
As polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a non-solid electrolyte, the 095 PLL-4TSI devices are ideally suited for DC-link capacitors on the main side of switch mode power converters. Focus end products include solar inverters, motor drives, and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).
For applications where a 500-V rating is required, Vishay also offers the 096 PLL-4TSI series of 4-terminal, snap-in power aluminum capacitors. The devices offer a 350-V to 500-V rated voltage range, capacitance to 2,700 µF, and a useful life of 5,000 h at + 85 °C.
Samples and production quantities of the aluminum capacitors are available now, with lead times of 10 weeks.
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.