SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

December 01, 2010 11:00 ET

Vishay Releases New Series of Screw-Terminal Power Aluminum Capacitors in Nine Case Sizes Ranging From 50 mm by 80 mm to 90 mm by 220 mm

500 PGP-ST Capacitors Offer High Capacitance/Voltage Combinations From 1,000 Microfarads at 450 V to 15,000 Microfarads at 400 V

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new series of screw-terminal power aluminum capacitors with efficient, high capacitance/voltage combinations from 1,000 microfarads at 450 V to 15,000 microfarads at 400 V in nine case sizes ranging from 50 mm by 80 mm to 90 mm by 220 mm.

Featuring a cylindrical aluminum case insulated with a blue sleeve and pressure relief in their sealing disc, the new 500 PGP-ST capacitors offer a high rated ripple current to 24.1 A at + 85 deg. C, and a useful life of 2,000 hours at + 85 deg. C.

The devices are available with 8-mm terminals on the standard high-post M5 disc, or 13-mm terminals featuring the high-current M6 disc. The capacitors are compliant to RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC.

As polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a non-solid electrolyte, the 500 PGP-ST devices are ideally suited for power applications and pulsed power applications, which demand high energy storage in a small form factor. End products include medical and industrial equipment, UPS devices, welding devices, and motor drives.

Samples and production quantities of the 500 PGP-ST capacitors are available now, with lead times of 12 weeks. Follow aluminum 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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