Radial Aluminum Capacitors offer long life up to 5,000 hr.

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With low impedance (Z) value of 14 mW, ripple current of 3,800 mA, and capacitance up to 15,000 µF, EKX Series offer high-temperature operation to +105°C. They come in 14 case sizes, ranging from 5 x 11 to 18 x 40 mm, and feature non-solid, self-healing electrolyte and radial leads. Devices are suited for smoothing, filtering, and voltage decoupling applications in switching power supplies, dc-to-dc converters, and inverter circuits for industrial, telecom, and consumer electronics.



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Vishay Releases New EKX Series of Radial Aluminum Capacitors with Z as Low as 14 mOhm, Capacitance Values up to 15000 µF, and Ripple Currents to 3800 mA



Devices Offer High-Temperature Operation to +105°C in 14 Case Sizes

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - Feb. 16, 2009 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced the release of a new series of radial aluminum capacitors that offers high-temperature operation to +105°C, low impedance values, and high capacitances and ripple currents.

The EKX devices are available in 14 case sizes, ranging from 5 mm by 11 mm to the larger 18 mm by 40 mm. For enhanced performance and reliability, the capacitors offer very low impedance (Z), which is specified as low as 14 mW at 100 kHz, a high rated ripple current of 3800 mA at +105 °C, and a capacitance range from 0.47 µF to 15000 µF over a voltage range of 6.3 V to 100 V.

The new series of polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors features a non-solid, self-healing electrolyte and radial leads. The devices. specifications make them ideally suited for smoothing, filtering, and voltage decoupling applications in switching power supplies, dc-to-dc converters, and inverter circuits for industrial, telecommunications, and data processing systems, and consumer electronics.

Specified according to IEC 60384-4/EN 130300, the EKX capacitors offer a very long life up to 5000 hours at +105 °C and are RoHS-compliant.

Samples and production quantities of the new EKX series are available now.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and ability to provide "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader.

Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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Sales contact: www.vishay.com/capacitors/aluminum/sales

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