New Energy Storage Capacitor Feature 2,000 Useful Life Hours

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The new series of high voltage ENYCAP electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors is the industry’s first to offer 2,000 useful life hours at +85°C which is double the amount of the standard. It also has a maximum rated voltage of 3.0 V which can be used in many industries, renewable energy and automotive applications.

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Vishay Intertechnology Launches New High Voltage ENYCAP™ Energy Storage Capacitors for Harsh Environments

Devices Offer a Useful Life of 2,000 Hours at +85 °C and Maximum Rated Voltage of 3 V

MALVERN, Pa. — Nov. 14, 2018 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of high voltage ENYCAP™ electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting and power backup applications in harsh environments. Vishay BCcomponents 230 EDLC-HV ENYCAP capacitors are among the industry's first to offer a useful life of 2,000 hours at +85 °C and a maximum rated voltage of 3.0 V.

The long useful life of the devices released today is double that of standard electrical double-layer capacitors, enabling maintenance-free operation and greater design flexibility. With their high rated voltage, the capacitors can be used in a wide range of industrial, renewable energy, and automotive applications, including smart meters, handheld electronics, robotics, solar panels, E-latch door systems, and emergency lighting.

Available in eight small case sizes ranging from 16 mm by 20 mm to 18 mm by 40 mm, 230 EDLC-HV ENYCAP capacitors offer high power density to 4.1 Wh/kg and capacitance values from 20 °F to 60 °F. The RoHS-compliant devices feature rapid charge and discharge performance and are available in through-hole versions.

Samples and production quantities of the 230 EDLC-HV ENYCAP capacitors are available now, with lead times of six weeks for larger quantities. Pricing for U.S. delivery only ranges from $1.70 to $3.40 per piece.

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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

ENYCAP is a trademark of Vishay Intertechnology.

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