Kemet offers automotive-qualified polymer electrolytic capacitors

Kemet has introduced its first 150 degree C automotive Ko-Cap capacitor. The T599 Ko-Cap high humidity/high temperature performance polymer series delivers stability and endurance under harsh humidity and temperature conditions, says Kemet.

Kemet refined the design, materials and manufacturing of its earlier T598 series, to ensure the T599 versions deliver higher stability and endurance under harsh conditions. T599 capacitors pass 1,000 hours of humidity bias testing under 85 degree C with 85 per cent relative humidity at rated voltage, and endurance testing at 150 degree C up to 1,000 hours. It is, says the company, the only 150 degree C AEC-Q200 qualified polymer electrolytic capacitor available today.

The company’s polymer electrolytic capacitors have been used in space-constrained or high-performance applications. Now that Ko-Caps meet both 150 degree C and AEC-Q200 guidelines, automotive engineers can incorporate them into powertrain designs, says Kemet.

Qualification is compliant with AEC-Q200 guidelines and parts are manufactured in an ISO TS 16949 certified plant. T599 is also available for Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Part Submission Warrant (PSW) and change control notification.

Kemet is a manufacturer of electronic components and offers its customers a broad selection of capacitor technologies across all dielectrics, and an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors.

Kemet’s corporate headquarters are in South Carolina and the company also operates manufacturing facilities, sales and distribution centres around the world.

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