KEMET Introduces High Voltage Ceramic Capacitors for the Automotive Industry

16th June 2011
Posted By : ES Admin
KEMET Introduces High Voltage Ceramic Capacitors for the Automotive Industry
KEMET has announced the introduction of its new Automotive Grade High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors. Qualified to the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q200 standard, these surface mount capacitors are available in X7R and C0G dielectrics from 500VDC to 3000VDC and with capacitance values ranging from 10pF to 0.27µF.
Whether under bonnet or in-cabin, KEMET High Voltage Automotive Grade parts emphasise the vital and robust nature of capacitors required for mission and safety critical automotive circuits. Stricter testing protocols and inspection criteria are applied to these products to ensure reliability in potentially harsh environmental conditions. KEMET Automotive Grade capacitors meet all AEC-Q200 qualification requirements and are manufactured in state-of-the-art ISO/TS 16949:2002 certified facilities.

The High Voltage AEC-Q200 X7R dielectric is also available with the option of KEMET’s Flexible Termination System (FT-CAP). Designed to reduce ceramic chip failures, this technology directs circuit board stress away from the ceramic body and into the termination area, therefore lowering the risk of mechanical damage to the component that can result in low IR or short circuit failures.

“KEMET is the first manufacturer to offer a complete range of Automotive Grade High Voltage Ceramic Capacitors,” said Bill Sloka, Specialty Product Manager. “These components are ideal for high growth segments within the automotive market such as electric and hybrid vehicles, charging stations for plug-in vehicles as well as vehicle lighting applications.”

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