Greenville, S.C. -- KEMET Corporation has introduced a new line of High Temperature Radial Molded Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors, which offer industry-leading performance in extreme environments and high temperature up to 200 degrees Celsius. These capacitors can withstand the severe shock and vibration conditions associated with deep-well and horizontal drilling activities, and are also well-suited for use in geophysical probes, hybrid and electric motor drives, aerospace engine compartments and defense applications.
The capacitors feature gold-plated lead wires to help withstand extreme temperatures while the epoxy molded case provides environmental protection and mechanical durability, said KEMET. They are available in a variety of capacitance values and voltage ranges.
"As high temperature electronic module complexity increases, the size reduction of components becomes more and more critical," said Dr. Abhijit Gurav, KEMET vice president of ceramic technology, in a statement. "These new capacitors are typically smaller in size than competitor radial molded capacitors, allowing for significant downsizing and replacement opportunities. In addition, KEMET's C0G dielectric platform is RoHS compliant, exhibits high breakdown strength, low leakage, low losses and negligible loss of capacitance as temperatures and applied voltages rise to their rated values."