New wet electrolytic tantalum capacitor for defence, aerospace, industrial and more
AVX has released a new high-temperature wet electrolytic tantalum capacitor series. Created for use at 230C, the new TWA-X Series offers a high-capacitance cathode system that delivers high CV performance in standard case sizes and a hermetically sealed, welded tantalum can and header assembly providing strong resistance against mechanical shock and high-frequency vibration. Ideal for use in defence, industrial, aerospace, and oil drilling equipment, the capacitors are also mechanically tested in accordance with MIL-STD-202 and offer high capacitance with long duration - up to 400µF for 500 hours of operation at 230C. The devices are available in DSCC case size T4 (AVX case size "E") with two initial ratings: 400µF/100V and 330µF/125V.
"Our new TWA-X Series offers high-temperature versions of conventional wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors and is especially well suited for use in oil drilling and other high-temperature, harsh environment applications," said Mitch Weaver, a member of the technical staff at AVX.