source: Vishay news
MALVERN, Pa. — May 19, 2016 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has extended the capacitance range of its 440L series of AC-line-rated ceramic disc capacitors. Designed to provide high reliability for Class X1 (760 VAC) and Class Y1 (500 VAC) applications in accordance to IEC 60384-14, 4th edition, the Vishay Cera-Mite devices are the industry’s first to offer capacitance up to 20 nF.
With their high capacitance range, 440L series capacitors save board space in antenna coupling, line bypass, across-the-line, and RFI filtering applications for power and smart meters, lighting ballasts, and consumer products. Featuring C0G, U2J, P3K, R3L, X7R, and Y5U ceramic dielectrics, the devices feature tolerances down to ± 10 % and operate over a temperature range of -30 °C to +125 °C.
The 20 nF capacitors released today consist of two silver-plated ceramic discs with tinned copper connection leads offering 0.81 mm diameters. 440L series devices are available with radial kinked or straight leads with spacing of 9.5 mm. RoHS-compliant, the capacitors’ encapsulation is made of flame-resistant epoxy resin in accordance with UL 94 V-0.
Samples of the extended 440L series are available now. Production quantities will be available in Q2 2016, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.