SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

March 29, 2012 12:20 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces Slim Polypropylene Film Capacitor for DC-Link Applications

Device Offers Industry's Broadest CV Range From 2 to 100 Microfarads, 500 VDC to 1000 VDC Voltage Ratings, and Low Profiles of 12 mm, 15 mm, 18 mm, and 24 mm

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Mar 29, 2012) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new high-performance metallized DC polypropylene film capacitor, engineered for DC-link applications, that features a slim design, the industry's broadest CV range from 2 to 100 microfarads, and voltage ratings of 500 VDC, 700 VDC, and 1,000 VDC. Providing designers with a number of options for their specific application, the slim MKP1848S features low profiles of 12 mm, 15 mm, 18 mm, and 24 mm.

With a long life of > 100,000 hours at nominal DC voltage and + 70 ºC, the MKP1848S is optimized for inverters, power supplies, solar micro-inverters, on-board chargers (EV/HEV), pumps, and LED drives.

The DC-link capacitor features capacitance tolerance down to 5 %, low self-inductance of less than 1 nH per mm of lead spacing, high peak current capabilities to 900 A, and high RMS current to 22 A. Offered in a flame-retardant plastic case with a resin seal, the device features a high operating temperature to + 105 ºC, is lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant, and introduces halogen-free materials to Vishay's portfolio of film capacitors.

Samples 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

Link to datasheet: (MKP1848S DC-Link)

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