SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

April 16, 2014 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Metallized Polypropylene Film DC-Link Capacitor Offers Environment-Friendly Materials

Device Offers Broad Capacitance Range From 1 to 500 Microfarads and Compact Footprints

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new environmentally friendly metallized polypropylene film capacitor for DC-link applications that offers a broad capacitance range of 1 to 500 microfarads, compact footprints, and voltage ratings from 500 V to 1200 V.

With its high capacitance per volume and a very long life of over 100,000 hours at +70 °C under nominal DC voltage, the economical MKP1848C is optimized for industrial power applications, including renewable energy inverters, motor drives, and power supplies.

The DC-link capacitor features low ESR down to 1.5 milliohm, low self-inductance of less than 1 nH per mm of lead spacing, high peak current capabilities up to 1560 A, high RMS current up to 55 A, and a capacitance density up to 1 microfarad per cubic centimeter. The MKP1848C capacitor can be tailored to meet customer-specific needs. Offered in a flame-retardant plastic case with a resin seal, the device has a maximum operating temperature of +105 °C and is RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green. (The Vishay Green designation means that a component has less than 900 ppm of antinomy, has less than 100 ppm of red phosphorous, is halogen-free, and is RoHS-compliant without exemptions.)

Samples and production quantities of the MKP1848C are available now.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 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 www.vishay.com.

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Link to datasheet:
http://www.vishay.com/doc?26015 (MKP1848C DC-Link)

Link to product photo:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vishay/13766323893/sizes/l