Panasonic Industry Europe is increasing its conductive polymer hybrid capacitors portfolio with the addition of a sixth series. The new ZS-Series not only increases the capacitance range and doubles ripple current capability, but it is also rated at 4,000 hours endurance at 125C. The series brings new case sizes, keeping the same footprint (ø10mm) and the first tranche of the launch introduces hybrid capacitors that are 16mm in length.

Developed with the automotive sector in mind, the series covers the range from 25V to 63V, with a capacitance range comprising 560uF, an even lower ESR down to 11mOhm with ripple current of 4Arms. As well as saving space, the lower ESR and higher ripple enhance filter and DC-link circuits in automotive control and powertrain applications. The new series further sets the potential of hybrid conductive polymer capacitors as effective replacements for the hard to source and soon-to-be-phased out larger MLCCs, providing a reliable and proven alternate vis-à-vis lytics in tighter spaces or tantalums in higher frequency circuits. All the series products are fully RoHS and REACH compliant and also AECQ-200 compliant.

Shahrokh Kananizadeh, product marketing manager at Panasonic comments: “The ZS in effect can be seen as delivering higher performance keeping the premium PCB real estate in check with a few millimetres leeway in height. At the 63V line levels, 150uF might well be the highest capacitance in this class right now, and there is already strong interest due to the 48V battery system load dump requirements”.

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