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Jan.12, 2012

Industry's longest life properties (*1), suitable for smoothing circuits of power supply used in automotive electronic applications

Announcing the release of the surface-mount type “Conductive polymer hybrid aluminum electrolytic-capacitor guaranteed for heat resistance of 125 ℃”

Combining the advantages of aluminum electrolytic capacitors with conductive polymer capacitors

(*1) Our investigation of conductive polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors as of January 12, 2012

January 12, 2012, Osaka, Japan–Industrial Devices Company, Panasonic Corporation has succeeded in commercializing the surface-mount type “Conductive polymer hybrid aluminum electrolytic-capacitor guaranteed for the heat resistance of 125 ℃”, used in automotive electronic applications as a capacitor for smoothing circuits of power supply, and will start mass production from April , 2012.

New Product

Product name

Conductive polymer hybrid aluminum electrolytic-capacitor

Series name

V type ZC series

Production start

April 2012

Sample price

100 yen/piece and over

Production capacity

2 million pieces/month

In recent years, electronic-controlled devices in automotive electronic applications have been required to be guaranteed to more than 125 ℃. We have been mass-producing conductive polymer hybrid aluminum electrolytic-capacitors which feature low ESR properties (equivalent series resistance) equivalent to conductive polymer capacitors as well as low leakage current properties equivalent to aluminum electrolytic-capacitors. To meet the market demand, Industrial Devices Company, Panasonic Corporation has succeeded in commercializing “the conductive polymer hybrid aluminum electrolytic-capacitor guaranteed for heat resistance of 125 ℃“ used in automotive electronic applications. We will answer our customers' request.

Features

1. High temperature, long life properties (longest in the industry), contributing to improving reliability of devices

Life: 4,000 hours at 125 ℃ Approx. 2 times improved, compared with our current models (*2)

2. Low ESR properties and high ripple current, contributing to downsizing and to reducing the weight of devices

ESR: from 20 to 120 mΩ
Ripple current: from 500 mA to 2000 mA

3. Low leakage current properties, contributing to saving power and stabilizing operation

Leakage current: less than 0.01 CV or 3μA (*3)

(*2) Our current aluminum electrolytic capacitors
(*3) Less than either of the two (larger value)

Applications

Smoothing circuits used in DC/DC converter circuits and switching power supply circuits of automotive electronic applications

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