Capacitors meet latest IEC standard for automotive use

18th September 2014
Mick Elliott

Vishay has launched a new series of AEC-Q200-qualified, AC-line-rated ceramic disc safety capacitors designed to provide high reliability for Class X1 (440VAC) and Y2 (300VAC) automotive applications in accordance with IEC 60384-14.3, 3rd edition. This AY2 series is available at distributor Rutronik.

The new components offer a capacitance range from 10pF to 4700pf with tolerances down to ±10% over a temperature range of -55° to +125°C. Robust, they provide a particularly high level of quality and reliability.

Incorporating the latest in ceramic material, capacitor design, and production technologies, the AY2 series withstands more than 2000 temperature cycles without a single failure. The devices consist of a silver-plated ceramic disc with tinned copper connection leads offering 0.6mm diameters.

AY2 capacitors are available with straight leads with spacing of 5mm, 7.5mm, and 10mm. RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, their encapsulation is made of flame resistant epoxy resin in accordance with UL 94 V-0.

Featuring U2J, Y5S, and Y5U ceramic dielectrics, the AY2 series is optimized for on-board chargers and battery management in electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), in addition to high-reliability industrial applications.

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