Vishay Intertechnology Extends Voltage Range for Automotive Grade 146 CTI and 160 CLA Series SMD Aluminum Capacitors

MALVERN, Pa., May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today announced that it has extended the voltage range for its Automotive Grade 146 CTI and 160 CLA series of surface-mount aluminum capacitors to 100 V and 80 V, respectively. For high-temperature automotive and industrial applications, the Vishay BCcomponents devices provide low impedance, high ripple current, and long useful life.

146 CTI series capacitors are available in nine case sizes with operating temperatures to +125 °C, while the 160 CLA series is offered in six case sizes and provides high-temperature operation to +150 °C. The AEC-Q200-qualified devices feature low impedance down to 35 mΩ at 100 kHz for better filtering, a high rated ripple current to 1,750 mA, and long useful life to 6,000 h for high reliability.

For increased processing flexibility, the RoHS-compliant capacitors meet the rigorous JEDEC J-STD-020 soldering guidelines for severe reflow conditions. 146 CTI and 160 CLA series devices are charge- and discharge-proof, so there is no peak current limitation, and they are offered in 4-pin and 6-pin versions for vibration-proof performance.

Polarized aluminum electrolytic capacitors with non-solid, self-healing electrolytes, the devices are ideally suited for smoothing, filtering, and buffering applications. Typical end products will include automotive power trains and chassis electronics; industrial drives, automation, and equipment for renewable energy; telecom equipment; and SMPS units.

Device Specification Table:

Series146 CTI160 CLA
Ripple current at 100 kHz (mA)200 to 1750270 to 1,400
Impedance at 100 kHz (mΩ)35 to 1,20035 to 780
Capacitance range (µF)10 to 4,70047 to 3,300
Tolerance (%)± 20
Voltage (V)16 to 10016 to 80
Temp. range (°C)-55 to +125-55 to +150
Useful life (h)6,0002,000
Case sizes (mm)8 x 8 x 10 to
18 x 18 x 21
12.5 x 12.5 x 13 to
18 x 18 x 21

Samples and production quantities of the extended capacitors are available now, with lead times of six to 12 weeks for large orders.


Automotive aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Check 80 V 146 CTI distributor stock on the Vishay website.

Check 100 V 146 CTI distributor stock on the Vishay website.

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (NYSE:VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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