More and more, electrical products are exposured to the harsh outdoor or industrial environment. The typical aluminum electrolytic capactor are, at its core, dependent on liquid electrolytes. While useful in a typical indoor environment; the liquid-based electrolytic capacitor can have reduced reliability due to the dry-out when in a harsh environment and a change to the characteristics at low temperatures.
Conductive Polymer Aluminum electrolytic capacitors from Nichicon are great for products that see a wide variety of environments. By using a solid conductive polymer, the Nichicon family of Polymers are not susceptible to dry-out and have stable characteristics at low temperatures. This is great for vehicle-mounted or cool-room industrial equipment.
They are also great for the following applications:
- Backup – polymer capacitors have higher capacitance values with low ESR and ESL; making them great at responding to load changes.
- Smoothing – polymer capacitor’s low ESR and higher capacitance value make it great for smoothing out ripple current and pulse-shaping.
- Filtering – the large capacitiance value, stable performance over temperature and long-life relaibility make it ideal for reducing switching noise and low-pass filters.
Nichicon offers a wide range of form factors — chip type, radial lead, and SMD. See: http://www.nichicon-us.com/english/products/solid/index.html to learn more.