SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

March 08, 2012 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces AC Polypropylene Film Capacitor With Wide Capacitance Range From 1 to 70 Microfarads and Long Life Greater Than 60,000 Hours

For AC Filtering Applications, Device Offers Voltage Ratings From 230 V to 350 V (440 V Under Development)

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new high-performance metallized AC polypropylene film capacitor featuring a wide capacitance range from 1 to 70 microfarads, long life greater than 60,000 hours, and voltage ratings up to 350 V. A 440 V version is under development.

With its long life and available 230 V, 250 V, 275 V, 310 V, and 350 V voltage ratings, the MKP1847 is optimized for AC filtering in UPS systems, power supplies, inverter grid interface, and welding equipment. The device will typically be used in output filters and tuned LC and LCL circuits to mitigate undesirable frequencies and harmonics.

The AC capacitor features capacitance tolerance down to 5 %, low self inductance of less than 1 nH per mm of lead spacing, high peak current capabilities up to 750 A, and high RMS current up to 32 A. Additionally, the MKP1847 uses segmented film technology for increased safety, in compliance with the UL810 standard. Offered in a flame-retardant plastic case with a resin seal, the robust device features a high operating temperature to + 105 ºC and is compliant to RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC.

Samples of the MKP1847 are available now. Follow film capacitors from Vishay at

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, 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

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