Double Layer Capacitors are suited for wireless applications.

Press Release Summary:

Including models BZ05 (20*15 mm), BZ01 (28*17 mm) and BZ02 (48*30 mm), BestCap® Series of ultra-low ESR double layer capacitors can be used for high current, short pulse applications. They come with -40 to 75°C operating temperature range, 3-15 V voltage ratings, and 6.8 milli-farad to 1 Farad capacitance range. Model BZ05 size offers 68 milli-farads at 5.5 V and 6.8 milli-farads at 15 V, where as BZ02 has capacitance of 1 Farad at 5.5 V and 68 milli-farads at 15 V.

Original Press Release:

AVX Expands BestCap® Series to Include an Ultra-Low ESR, Double Layer Capacitor for Wireless Applications

Double layer capacitor features superior high power pulse characteristics...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (October 21, 2008) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded BestCap® Series to include an ultra-low ESR double layer capacitors with an expanded temperature range from -40º to 75ºC. Ideal for wireless applications, the capacitor series features high capacitance values and power pulse characteristics for high current, short pulse applications including GSM /GPRS wireless based systems, USB modems, automatic meter reading systems, hand held scanners, battery chatter, dying gasp and memory back-up systems. The BestCap double layer capacitors are available in three different standard sizes with voltage ratings from 3V to 15V and a capacitance range from 6.8 milli-farad to 1 Farad.

"With the combination of its high capacitance and low ESR, AVX offers the industry's most advanced double layer capacitors," said Bharat Rawal, Manager, BestCap Technology, Advanced Products. "We are excited about the opportunity to provide our customers with a device that features a unique combination of high pulse power and high energy characteristics."

The three standard sizes for the BestCap capacitor include BZ05 (20*15 mm), BZ01 (28*17 mm) and BZ02 (48*30 mm). The BZ05 size offers the most aggressive capacitance value offering of 68 milli-farads at 5.5V and 6.8 milli-farads at 15V. The BZ02 has the largest capacitance value with 1 Farad at 5.5V and 68 milli-farads at 15V

Typical pricing for the double layer capacitors start at $2.90 each with delivery from stock to 10 weeks.

For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411; by fax at 843-444-2864; or on the Web at

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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