KEMET Expands 100% RoHS, REACH and AEC-Q200 Leaded MLCCs

September 27, 2016 by Jeff Shepard

KEMET Corporation today announced the expansion of its Goldmax and Aximax leaded Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) product line to include 100% RoHS, REACH and AEC-Q200 compliant offerings. These radial and axial components feature industry-leading voltage ranges, rendering them ideal for the automotive market.

"KEMET's Goldmax and Aximax automotive grade capacitors combine robust performance with versatile assembly and are well-suited for a variety of applications," said Adriana Sanchez, KEMET Associate Product Manager. "In addition to being both lead- and halogen-free, these components are in compliance with the EU Commission Directive 2016/774, addressing the needs of our automotive customers."

Automotive grade Goldmax and Aximax capacitors are designed for a range of applications including wiper, power window and sunroof motors as well as seat belt, transmission and alternator sensors.

Leaded MLCCs are often a preferred solution in environments where mounting space is limited. They can be weld- or crimp-mounted, eliminating the need for a PCB, resulting in overall cost savings. In addition, leaded capacitors are non-polar and can be easily integrated into an existing circuit.