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Metallized PP Film Capacitor suits DC-link applications.

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April 17, 2014 - With life of >100,000 hr at +70°C under nominal DC voltage, MKP1848C environmentally friendly metallized polypropylene (PP) film capacitor offers 1 µF to 500 µF capacitance range and voltage ratings from 500–1,200 V. Other features include ESR down to 1.5 mΩ, self-inductance of <1 nH per mm of lead spacing, peak current capabilities to 1,560 A, RMS current up to 55 A, and capacitance density up to 1 µF/cm³. Operating up to +105°C, capacitor has flame-retardant plastic case with resin seal.

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63 Lincoln Hwy., P.O. Box 4004, Malvern, PA, 19355, USA

Original Press Release

Vishay Intertechnology Metallized Polypropylene Film DC-Link Capacitor Offers Environment-Friendly Materials

Press release date: April 16, 2014

Device Offers Broad Capacitance Range From 1 µF to 500 µF and Compact Footprints

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new environmentally friendly metallized polypropylene film capacitor for DC-link applications that offers a broad capacitance range of 1 µF to 500 µF, compact footprints, and voltage ratings from 500 V to 1200 V.

With its high capacitance per volume and a very long life of > 100,000 hours at +70 °C under nominal DC voltage, the economical MKP1848C is optimized for industrial power applications, including renewable energy inverters, motor drives, and power supplies.

The DC-link capacitor features low ESR down to 1.5 mΩ, low self-inductance of < 1="" nh="" per="" mm="" of="" lead="" spacing,="" high="" peak="" current="" capabilities="" up="" to="" 1560="" a,="" high="" rms="" current="" up="" to="" 55="" a,="" and="" a="" capacitance="" density="" up="" to="" 1="" µf="" cm³.="" the="" mkp1848c="" capacitor="" can="" be="" tailored="" to="" meet="" customer-specific="" needs.="" offered="" in="" a="" flame-retardant="" plastic="" case="" with="" a="" resin="" seal,="" the="" device="" has="" a="" maximum="" operating="" temperature="" of="" +105="" °c="" and="" is="" rohs-compliant,="" halogen-free,="" and="" vishay="" green.="" (the="" vishay="" green="" designation="" means="" that="" a="" component="" has="" less="" than="" 900="" ppm="" of="" antinomy,="" has="" less="" than="" 100="" ppm="" of="" red="" phosphorous,="" is="" halogen-free,="" and="" is="" rohs-compliant="" without="">

Samples and production quantities of the MKP1848C are available now. Pricing for U.S. delivery starts at $1.00 per piece.

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.

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