LED Lighting targeted by Next-Generation of Electrolytic Capacitors

KEMET Electronics Corp. introduced its next-generation aluminum electrolytic capacitors, featuring a new high performance axial series. The PEG130 105°C Axial Series offers features suited for LED lighting applications. LED lamp power supplies demand long component life while generating minimal heat. The PEG130 Series addresses both of these needs and are available with capacitances as high as 6,300 µF and voltage options of 25-, 40- and 63-Vdc. In addition to the new PEG130 105°C Axial Series, there have also been a number of other product advancements including the ALS40/41 105°C 500-Vdc Screw Terminal Series, featuring high ripple current and long-life characteristics with a high working voltage.

The ALC40 105 degrees C 500-Vdc Snap-In Series, features high ripple current and long-life characteristics with a high working voltage. A low ESR electrolyte, offering ESR reductions of up to 30%, available on a variety of 400-Vdc 85 degrees C and 105 degrees C screw terminal and snap-in capacitor ranges. The ALS 30/31 85 degrees C Low Inductance Screw Terminal Series which lowers the inherent inductance of electrolytic capacitors by as much as 40%, reducing voltage peaks and allowing lower rated and lower cost associated circuitry.

"The low ESR electrolyte and paper system developed for this series is important because ESR contributes directly to heat and losses in a power supply design," stated Leif Elliasson, KEMET Product Manager. "Depending on operational conditions, the PEG130 achieves up to 160,000 hours of operational life."

These advancements were developed at KEMET's new Electrolytic Innovation Center (EIC) in Weymouth, U.K., formed as a dedicated technology center to develop the materials, processes and design methodology for KEMET's electrolytic capacitors. The EIC combines the resources of numerous departments including Research and Development, Quality and Product Management to continually challenge the boundaries of electrolytic capacitor technology

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