Aluminium electrolytics upgraded

March 22, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Two new Panasonic aluminium electrolytic capacitor ranges now available from distributor TTI are optimised for long life and low ESR (FR Series); or for high reliability and safety (V-ZA Series).

Panasonic’s FR Series of aluminium electrolytic capacitors is designed for applications that require ultra-low ESR, an extended product life, and are tight on space. The FR-Series has been developed using improved materials technology resulting in up to 30% increased capacitance over Panasonic’s current comparable product, the FM series. In addition, the FR Series has up to 100% longer product life (up to 10,000hours at 105 ºC). They have a rated voltage range of 6.3V – 63V and a capacitance range of 4.7µF – 8200µF. FR aluminium electrolytic capacitors are small and compact, measuring only 5(diameter)x11mm - 16x25mm. Suitable applications include adapter and power supply switching, LCD backlights, LED applications and devices requiring an extended product life.

The Panasonic V-ZA Series is a conductive speciality hybrid capacitor which combines the low ESR characteristics of speciality polymer capacitors and the advantage of low leakage current. Compact in design, they also offer the high reliability advantage of speciality polymers and the safety of aluminium electrolytic capacitors. Technical specifications include: a capacitance range of 10µF - 330µF; a temperature range between -55 ºC and +105 ºC, a rated voltage range of 25VDC to 80VDC. Suitable applications include telecommunication base stations, switching power supplies, DC/DC converters, automotive equipment, industrial electronics, smart meters and many others.


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