Rutronik presents Vishay’s AEC-Q200 qualified DC-link film capacitor 

Distributor Rutronik announced that its portfolio now includes Vishay Intertechnology’s MKP1848Se low profile, DC-link polypropylene film capacitor. It describes the capacitor as the first of its kind to pass the THB (temperature humidity bias) test at 60 degrees C / 93 per cent relative humidity and nominal voltage for 56 days. 

The AEC-Q200-qualified device, designed for DC link applications is primarily intended for automotive power electronics applications in humid environments. Its space-saving design, combined with high performance and reliability, mean that it is also suitable for applications in the industrial and renewable energy sectors, said Rutronik.

The MKP1848Se capacitors cover a capacitance range from one to 75 microF and have low ESL and ESR values (from 3.0 mOhm). They are RoHS-compliant and offer a high ripple current capability of up to 27A. 

The capacitors are available with rated voltages of 500, 700, 900 and 1,200V DC at +85 degrees C, as well as two-, four- or six-pin versions. Customization is also possible. 

The radially wired capacitor is available in 12 standard sizes with low profile heights of 12, 15, 18 and 24mm for space-constrained automotive power electronics applications such as HVAC systems, on-board and inductive battery charging systems as well as DC/DC converters for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid EVs. It is also suitable for use in industrial environments due to its robustness in applications, said Rutronik. Example applications are uninterruptible power supplies, motor drives, wall chargers or inverters for solar systems and welding applications.

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente was founded in 1973 and is an independent family-owned company based in Ispringen, Germany. It is one of the world’s leading broadline distributors with more than 80 offices worldwide and logistics centres in Austin (Texas), Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong, for customer support in Europe, Asia, and North America.

The company focuses on high-growth future markets, namely advanced materials, advanced measurement, processing and analytics, advanced robotics, automation, biotechnology, energy and power, future mobility, the IIoT and the internet of everything, industry 4.0, medical and healthcare, and transportation, logistics and supply chain. To serve customers in these future markets, the Rutronik Automorive, Rutronik Embedded, Rutronik Power, Rutronik Smart and Rutronik System Solutions bundle expertise, specific product portfolios, and consultancy support specific to these sectors. Services range from competent technical support in product development and design-ins, a diverse product portfolio of leading manufacturers, to the company’s software and hardware solutions with partly patented Rutronik IP.

Customised logistics systems, reliable supply chain management, and logistics centres worldwide ensure on-time delivery. 

Rutronik is exhibiting at Embedded World 2023 – Hall 2-248.

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