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AC and Pulse Film Capacitors Ensure Compliance with AEC-Q200 Rev. D

November 18, 2019 by Paul Shepard

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced a new series of automotive grade ac and pulse metallized polypropylene film capacitors for hybrid and electric vehicles. With a maximum operating temperature of +125°C (observing voltage derating), Vishay BCcomponents MKP385e series devices ensure compliance with IEC 60384-17 and AEC-Q200 Revision D while withstanding temperature humidity bias (THB) testing of 60°C, 93% RH for 56 days at rated voltage.

The radial potted capacitors released today are designed to ensure high and stable pulse strength and ripple current capabilities over a long service life under harsh environmental conditions. Offered in compact packages to increase density, the robust devices are ideal for onboard and inductive charging, battery management, and keyless systems; snubbering; resonant converters; and power supplies.

The MKP385e series is available in eight rated voltages from 400Vdc to 2500Vdc. Capacitors with voltage ratings of 630Vdc and below feature a mono construction, while devices with voltages above 630Vdc offer a series film construction.

The capacitors offer rated capacitance from 0.001µF to 15µF, low ESR down to 4mΩ, and high ripple current capabilities up to 19.3A. RoHS-compliant, the devices can be customized by Vishay on request.

Samples and production quantities of the MKP385e series are available now, with a lead time of 10 to 13 weeks. Pricing for U.S. delivery only starts at $0.10 per piece.