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RS Components launches rugged high-density capacitors from Vishay

Fast energy storage devices meet industry’s most demanding humidity resistance specification

London, UK, 5 December 2018:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has introduced a new range of 225 EDLC-R ENYCAPÔ ruggedised capacitors manufactured by Vishay/BC Components. Designed for energy storage in industrial, renewable energy and automotive environments, MAL2225 polarised electrostatic double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) combine high capacity and energy density with fast charge and discharge rates.

MAL2225 capacitors are the industry’s first to offer a useful life of 2000 hours at +85°C and are available to meet the most demanding moisture resistance qualification: the AEC-Q200 biased 85/85 1000-hour accelerated lifetime test. This long useful life is double that of standard EDLCs, allowing maintenance-free operation and increasing electronic design flexibility. At 20°C the useful lifetime is upward of 10 years.

The high humidity resistance allows for use in harsh environments in applications such as micro-UPS power sources, burst power support, energy harvesting and recovery, robotics, handheld electronics, smart meters, solar panels and emergency lighting.

MAL2225 capacitors have a rated voltage of 2.7 V and offer a range of rated capacitances from 20 F to 60 F. Energy storage capacity per device is between 0.015 and 0.061 Wh, with energy densities ranging from 2.2 to 4.1 Wh/kg. Maximum peak charge/discharge current is between 20 and 35 A.

Vishay/BC Components MAL225 EDLC-R ENYCAP capacitors are through-hole radial devices available in eight compact case sizes ranging from 16 x 20 mm to 18 x 40 mm, shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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About RS Components

RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation and IESA Ltd are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel distributor. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.

For more information, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com

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