SOURCE: AVX Corporation

AVX Corporation

October 31, 2016 09:30 ET

AVX Releases New Cylindrical Supercapacitor Series With Excellent Pulse Power Handling Characteristics

The new SCC Series delivers high capacitance values, low ESR, low DCL, & long lifetime performance ideal for industrial & consumer hold-up, energy harvesting, & pulse power applications, & introduces the industry's smallest 1F/2.7V supercapacitor to market

FOUNTAIN INN, SC--(Marketwired - October 31, 2016) - AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX), a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of cylindrical, electrochemical, double-layer supercapacitors. Rated for 2.7V and delivering high capacitance values (1F - 3,000F), low ESR (0.16mΩ - 200mΩ at 1,000KHz), low leakage (6µA - 5,800µA), high energy density (1.2 to 5.6Wh/kg), and long lifetime performance (50,000+ cycles), the new SCC Series supercapacitors exhibit excellent pulse power handling characteristics, and can be used alone or in conjunction with primary or secondary batteries to provide extended backup time, longer battery life, and instantaneous pulse power as needed. Available in a wide range of case sizes with diameters spanning 6.3mm to 60mm, case lengths spanning 12mm to 165mm, and either radial, solder pin, or cylindrical leads, the SCC Series introduces the industry's smallest 1F/2.7V supercapacitor to market, and offers ideal hold-up, energy harvesting, and pulse power solutions for industrial and consumer applications including: uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), wireless alarms, remote meters, global systems mobile (GSM) and galvanic skin response (GSR) transmissions, and camera flash systems, scanners, toys, and games.

"Our new SCC Series supercapacitors were especially designed to provide a wide range of industrial and consumer device engineers with supercapacitors that deliver optimal pulse power handling characteristics and significantly outperform the competition while remaining cost-competitive," said Shawn Hansen, the worldwide business manager for specialty capacitors at AVX.

SCC Series supercapacitors are rated for use in operating temperatures spanning -40°C to +65°C (or, with voltage de-rated to 2.3V per cell, -40°C to +85°C), are compatible with hand, reflow, and wave soldering so long as appropriate precautions are enacted, and are both lead-free compatible and RoHS compliance compatible. All parts in the series are tested and qualified for life cycle, high temperature load-life, temperature and humidity characteristics, and vibration resistance, and are shipped in bulk packaging. Current lead-time for the series is four to eight weeks.

For more information about AVX's new SCC Series cylindrical, electrochemical, double-layer supercapacitors, please visit to access the product datasheet. For all other inquiries, please visit, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 20 manufacturing and warehouse facilities in 11 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).

A member of the Kyocera Group since 1990, AVX is also the only company authorized to supply Kyocera's electronic devices to the Americas and Europe. Established in 1959 and based in Kyoto, Japan, Kyocera Corporation is a leading international supplier of connectors, capacitors, ceramic resonators, surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters and duplexers, and crystal oscillators and timing devices.

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