Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors have screw terminal connections.

Press Release Summary:

Rated for DC applications up to 550 V and ambient environments to 85°C, ALS60/61 Series are designed using electrolyte and foil technology to meet voltage, ripple current, and life requirements of electronics industry. Life expectancy is 18–20 Khrs at rated ripple current, and products can be optimized for specific application requirements. Industrial and commercial applications include frequency converters, inverters, UPS systems, switch mode power supplies, traction, and welding.

Original Press Release:

KEMET Announces New Screw Terminal Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

The ALS60/61 Series Meets the Needs for High Voltage, High Ripple Current Applications

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced the release of the new ALS60/61 Screw Terminal Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors.

"The ALS60/61 550Volt aluminum electrolytic capacitors have been designed using the latest electrolyte and foil technology to meet the high voltage, high ripple current and long life demands of the electronics industry," said Nick Mason, KEMET Director, ST & SI Electrolytic Product Management.

KEMET continues to offer flexibility through its electrolytic design service, which means these capacitors can be optimized for a customer's specific application requirements without creating a fully custom design.

"These capacitors are ideally suited for industrial and commercial applications demanding high reliability with long life expectancies, such as, frequency converters, inverters, UPS systems, switch mode power supplies, traction and welding," continued Mason. Typical markets addressed by these new capacitors include alternative energy, industrial lighting, medical, transportation, as well as defense and aerospace.

Technical Information

Rated for DC applications up to 550Volts and ambient temperatures of 85 degrees Celsius with screw terminal connections, these capacitors have a life expectancy of 18Khrs to 20Khrs at rated ripple current.


DC - Direct Current

UPS - Uninterruptible Power Supply


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