FFVE Capacitor Operating Conditions Increased for DC Filtering and Low Reactive Power Needs

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (October 24, 2005) -AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components, has increased the operating conditions of its medium power film capacitor family. Specifically designed for DC filtering and low reactive power needs, the FFVE is an alternative to electrolytic technology and is ideal for applications such as fuel cell converters, UPS, motor drives and industrial power supplies.

The FFVE uses a non-impregnated metallized polypropylene or polyester dielectric, which features a controlled self-healing process, specially treated to have a very high dielectric strength in operating conditions. The capacitor has a capacitance range of 12 microfarads to 400 microfarads with a voltage range that extends to 1900 Vdc and an operating temperature of up to 105°C.

"The FFVE now features high temperature and high voltage operating conditions, making the power film capacitor ideal for wind, solar and fuel cell converters, or even converters for next generation hybrid and fuel cell vehicles," said Bill Peace, AVX senior applications engineer. "The special design also gives the series very low stray inductance, and because the FFVE can withstand much higher levels of surge voltage, very high rms current and has a longer lifetime, the FFVE is a very interesting alternative to electrolytic technologies."

FFVE Capacitors meet Level 2 requirement of the fire behavior standard NF F 16-102.

Typical pricing starts at $30 each in quantities of 100 pieces with a lead time of 12 weeks.

For more information about the power film capacitors, 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 www.avx.com.

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and connectors with 28 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 14 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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