3V ELDCs for Energy Harvesting and Back-up Applications in Harsh Environments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced a new series of high voltage ENYCAP™ electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting and power backup applications in harsh environments. Vishay BCcomponents 230 EDLC-HV ENYCAP capacitors are among the industry’s first to offer a useful life of 2,000 hours at +85°C and a maximum rated voltage of 3.0V.

The long useful life of the devices released today is double that of standard electrical double-layer capacitors, enabling maintenance-free operation and greater design flexibility.

With their high rated voltage, the capacitors can be used in a wide range of industrial, renewable energy, and automotive applications, including smart meters, handheld electronics, robotics, solar panels, E-latch door systems, and emergency lighting.

Available in eight small case sizes ranging from 16mm by 20mm to 18mm by 40mm, 230 EDLC-HV ENYCAP capacitors offer high power density to 4.1Wh/kg and capacitance values from 20°F to 60°F. The RoHS-compliant devices feature rapid charge and discharge performance and are available in through-hole versions.

Samples and production quantities of the 230 EDLC-HV ENYCAP capacitors are available now, with lead times of six weeks for larger quantities.

Vishay Intertechnology Inc.
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