Automotive Grade Through-Hole Inductor delivers 420 A Saturation Current

Designed to Replace Larger, More Expensive Solutions, AEC-Q200 Qualified Device Offers Continuous High Temp. Operation to +155 °C

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new Automotive Grade through-hole inductor that delivers a 420 A saturation current for 30 % inductance reduction in a compact 1500 case size. For automotive applications, the Vishay Dale IHXL-1500VZ-5A offers very low typical DCR down to 0.12 mΩ and continuous high temperature operation to +155 °C.

The shielded, composite construction of the AEC-Q200 qualified device released today enables a compact size of 38.1 mm by 38.1 mm by 21.9 mm to support up to 235 A of continuous DC current. This allows the IHXL-1500VZ-5A to replace much larger and more expensive competing solutions in high current input filters and 12 V / 24 V / 48 V DC/DC converters for switching regulators, differential mode and boost power factor correction chokes, and battery charging systems. The through-hole lead configuration can be modified at the customer’s request to accommodate a bolt-on or weld termination.

The IHXL-1500VZ-5A handles high transient current spikes without hard saturation. RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green, the device provides high resistance to thermal shock, moisture, and mechanical shock.

Device Specification Table:

Case size1500
Dimensions (mm)38.1 x 38.1 x 21.9
Inductance (μH)0.68 to 3.3  
DCR typ. (mΩ)0.12 to 0.40 
DCR max. (mΩ)0.13 to 0.42 
Heat rating current (A)96 to 154(¹) / 150 to 235(²)
Saturation current (A)87 to 301(³) / 124 to 420(4)

Samples and production quantities of the IHXL-1500VZ-5A are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks.