Vishay Intertechnology Four-Terminal Snap-in Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Reduce Component Counts, Lower Costs, and Increase Stability

400 V and 450 V Devices Offer High Ripple Current to 6.77 A at 105 °C in 15 Large Case Sizes From 35 mm by 50 mm to 45 mm by 100 mm

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of 400 V and 450 V snap-in, four-terminal aluminum electrolytic capacitors with improved ripple current capability at an ambient temperature of 105°C in 15 large case sizes. Designed for power supplies and industrial and home appliance inverters, the Vishay BCcomponents 299 PHL-4TSI series reduces component counts and lowers costs while increasing mechanical stability and end-product lifetimes.

Featuring a cylindrical aluminum case with pressure relief, insulated with a blue sleeve, the devices released today offer high ripple current from 2.45 A to 6.77 A, allowing designers to utilize fewer components to meet the requirements of applications connected to a three-phase mains. The 299 PHL-4TSI capacitors have a high 105 °C temperature capability and long useful life of 5000 h while still being able to withstand high ripple currents.

The capacitors can replace banks of large screw terminal devices connected by a bus-bar with smaller parts connected by a PCB. This significantly lowers construction costs and enables soldering processing instead of manual mounting. With larger case sizes than standard two-terminal snap-in capacitors — ranging from 35 mm by 50 mm to 45 mm by 100 mm — the devices limit the number of components required.

As polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with a non-solid electrolyte, 299 PHL-4TSI series devices are ideally suited for smoothing, filtering, and energy storage in pulsed power applications. The devices are RoHS-compliant; their four-terminal configuration provides increased mechanical stability and keyed polarity.

• Polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors,non-solid electrolyte
• Large types, minimized dimensions, cylindrical aluminum case, insulated with a blue sleeve
• Pressure relief on the side of the aluminum case
• Very long useful life: 5000 h at 105 °C
• Temperature range up to 105 °C
• Stable mounting and keyed polarity
• High ripple current capability

• Switched mode power supplies
• Renewable energy power converters
• Energy storage in pulse systems

Device Specification Table:

Case size (D x L in mm) 35 x 50 to 45 x 100
Capacitance range 470 µF to 2200 µF
Tolerance ± 20 %
Ripple current at 100 Hz and +105 °C 2.45 A to 6.77 A
Rated voltage 400 V to 450 V
Category temperature range -40 °C to +105 °C
Useful life at +105 °C 5,000 h
Max. ESR at 100 Hz 60 mΩ to 240 mΩ
Max. impedance at 10 kHz 50 mΩ to 170 mΩ
Sectional specification IEC 60384-4/EN130300
Climatic category IEC 60038 40/105/56

Samples and production quantities of the 299 PHL-4TSI series capacitors are available now, with lead times of 10 to 12 weeks.

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