For Harsh, High Humidity Environments, 225 EDLC Double-Layer Capacitors Feature Useful Life of 2000 Hours, Biased 85 / 85 1000-Hour Testing
MALVERN, Pa. — May 10, 2018 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of ruggedized ENYCAP™ electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting and power backup applications in harsh, high humidity environments. Vishay BCcomponents 225 EDLC-R ENYCAP capacitors are the industry’s first to offer useful life of 2000 hours at +85 °C and meet the highest class of moisture resistance: the biased 85 / 85 1000-hour test.
The long useful life of the devices released today is double that of standard electrical double-layer capacitors, enabling maintenance-free operation and greater design flexibility. Their high humidity resistivity allows for use in a wide range of industrial, renewable energy, and automotive applications, including smart meters, handheld electronics, robotics, solar panels,
E-latch door systems, and emergency lighting.
Available in eight small case sizes ranging from 16 mm by 20 mm to 18 mm by 40 mm, 225 EDLC-R ENYCAP capacitors offer high power density to 4.1 Wh/kg, capacitance values from 20 F to 60 F, and a maximum rated voltage of 2.7 V. The RoHS-compliant devices feature rapid charge and discharge performance and are available in through-hole versions.
Samples and production quantities of the 225 ELDC-R ENYCAP capacitors are available now, with lead times of six weeks for larger quantities.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and “one-stop shop” service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.