Vishay Miniature Aluminum Capacitors Provide Increased Design Flexibility and Save Board Space

Automotive Grade Devices Offer High Ripple Currents Up to 3.8 A, Operating Temperatures to +105 °C, and Useful Life of 10,000 Hours at +105 °C

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MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology today introduced a new series of low impedance, Automotive Grade miniature aluminum electrolytic capacitors that combine high ripple currents up to 3.8 A with high temperature operation to +105 °C and very long useful life up to 10,000 h at +105 °C.

Compared to previous-generation solutions, Vishay BCcomponents 170 RVZ series capacitors offer lower impedance and 10 % to 15 % higher ripple current. This allows designers to utilize fewer components, increasing design flexibility and saving board space. In addition, the AEC-Q200 qualified devices are available in smaller case sizes, ranging from 10 mm by 12 mm up to 18 mm to 40 mm.

Featuring radial leads and a cylindrical aluminum case, insulated with a blue sleeve, the 170 RVZ series offers rated voltages up to 63 V, capacitance from 100 µF to 6800 µF, and low impedance. The capacitors are charge- and discharge-proof.

As polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a non-solid electrolyte, the RoHS-compliant devices are ideally suited for smoothing, filtering, and buffering in switch mode power supplies and DC/DC converters for industrial, automotive, telecommunications, medical, and consumer applications.

Device Specification Table:

Series170 RVZ
Case size (D x L in mm)10 x 12 to 18 x 40
Capacitance range100 µF to 6800 µF
Tolerance± 20 %
Rated voltage10 V to 63 V
Category temperature range-40 °C to +105 °C
Useful life @ +105 °C4000 h to 10,000 h
Ripple current445 mA to 3,800 mA
Max. impedance at 100 kHz0.017 Ω to 0.260 Ω (@ +20 °C);
0.120 Ω to 1.860 Ω (@ +40 °C)
Climatic category IEC 6006855 / 105 / 56

Samples and production quantities of the 170 RVZ series are available now, with lead times of six weeks.

For More information, please visit at: www.vishay.com.