Space-saving ceramic disc capacitors offer increased reliability

29-06-2015 | Vishay | Passives

Latest from Vishay is news of the expansion of its popular VY1 Compact series of AC-line-rated ceramic disc safety capacitors with new devices offering reduced sizes and higher pulse strength up to 10kV.

With body diameters down to 7.5mm, devices in the VY1 Compact series are designed to save space while providing higher reliability for Class X1 (760VAC) and Y1 (500VAC) applications in accordance with IEC 60384-14.3, third edition.

Featuring Y5U ceramic dielectrics, the VY1 Compact series is optimized for RFI and AC line filtering applications in power supplies, power and smart meters, white goods, and consumer electronics. The capacitors offer a capacitance range from 470pF to 4700pF — with tolerances of ±20% - over a temperature range of -40C to +125C.

The devices consist of a copper-plated ceramic disc with tinned copper-clad steel connection leads offering 0.6mm diameters. VY1 Compact series capacitors are available with vertical (inline) kinked leads or straight leads with spacing of 10mm or 12.5mm. RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, the devices' encapsulation is made of flame-resistant epoxy resin in accordance with UL 94 V-0.

Samples and sample kits of the VY1 Compact series are available now, says the company.

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