AVX Releases New Interactive Product Selector Guide for Medium & High Power Film Capacitors

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new interactive product selector guide for its medium and high power film capacitors, which are well-known for their self-healing technology and safe, reliable, long lifetime performance. Organized by function and featuring interactive links to product catalogs, datasheets, technical papers, application notes, and other resources, the new product selector guide provides at-a-glance accessibility to more than 25 series of power film capacitors, including medium power dry-wound capacitors spanning 75VDC to 3,000VDC and high power oil-impregnated capacitors spanning 1,500V to 100,000V. Ideal applications for the series include AC and DC filtering, protection, pulse discharge, tuning, and storage in a wide variety of automotive, traction, industrial, military, aerospace, and renewable energy applications.

"AVX has been a world leader in high performance film capacitor technology for more than 30 years, and offers an extensive range of medium and high power film capacitors that provide several notable performance advantages over aluminum electrolytic capacitors, including optimized self healing, less generated heat, a smaller footprint, and voltage capability that doesn't require cascading," said Gilles Terzulli, worldwide marketing manager, power film capacitors, AVX.

All of AVX's medium and high power film capacitors exhibit controlled self-healing technology, which effectively insulates any microscopic conduction sites within the dielectric, and ensures that that they function safely and reliably without catastrophic failure until a soft end of lifetime is reached, typically after more than 100,000 hours. Although power film capacitors remain functional throughout their operating life, the initial capacitance value decreases at a rate dependent upon the applied voltage and hot spot temperature. Standard designs exhibit less than 3–5% capacitance loss over 100,000 hours at nominal voltage and a 70ºC hot spot temperature, and information about application specific designs can be provided upon request.

Available with high peak current and high energy options, in addition to polypropylene and polyester dielectric designs, AVX's medium and high power film capacitors are rated for use in temperatures spanning -40ºC to +105ºC. Additionally, RoHS compliance is available for many of medium power film capacitor series.

For more information AVX's medium and high power film capacitors, please visit http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/Power%20Film%20Bro.pdf to download a PDF of the new interactive product selector guide. To request a static print copy, please contact John Gallipeau, Power Film Engineer at John.Gallipeau@AVX.com. For all other inquiries, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 21 manufacturing and warehouse facilities in 11 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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CONTACT: Gilles Terzulli Worldwide Marketing Manager, Power Film Capacitors, AVX +33 3 80 71 75 28 terzullig@avxeur.com Christine Stieglitz PR Executive, BtB Marketing 919-872-8172 christine.stieglitz@btbmarketing.comSource:AVX Corporation