SOURCE: TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation

September 13, 2016 08:00 ET

TDK Announces More Compact Designs for EPCOS Snap-In Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

ISELIN, NJ--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2016) - TDK Corporation today announced more compact versions within the EPCOS B43640* and EPCOS B43644* series of aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The series features a snap-in design for rated voltages of 400 V and 450 V. The new versions are up to 15 percent more compact than previous versions. All types are suitable for a maximum operating temperature of 105°C.

All versions of series B43640* are designed for a useful life of 2,000 hours. They offer capacitances of between 120 µF and 1000 µF (400 V), and between 82 µF and 820 µF (450 V). Depending on the rated capacitance and voltage, the dimensions are within the standardized grid of between 22 mm x 25 mm and 35 mm x 55 mm (d x h).

The entire range of the B43644* series, on the other hand, has a useful life of 5,000 hours. They cover capacitance ranges of between 100 µF and 820 µF (400 V), or between 68 µF and 680 µF (450 V). The dimensions of these types are within the standardized grid of between 22 mm x 25 mm and 35 mm x 55 mm (d x h).

The new capacitors are suitable, among other things, for the use in converters, power supplies and household appliances. In order to calculate the precise useful life of aluminum electrolytic capacitors, the use of the web-based EPCOS AlCap Useful Life Calculation Tool is recommended. This can be found at www.epcos.com/tools.

Main applications

  • Converters, power supplies and household appliances

Main features and benefits

  • Very compact dimensions of between 22 mm x 25 mm and 35 mm x 55 mm (diameter x height).

Key data

Series   Rated voltage [V]   Capacitance [µF]   Dimensions, d x h [mm]   Useful life at 105 °C [h]
B43640*   400   120 to 1000   22 x 25 to 35 x 50   2000
450   82 to 820   22 x 25 to 35 x 55  
B43644*   400   100 to 820   22 x 25 to 35 x 50   5000
450   68 to 680   22 x 25 to 35 x 55  

About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems* marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS, power supplies, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2016, TDK posted total sales of USD 10.2 billion and employed about 92,000 people worldwide. 

* The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites, inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors.

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