New high temperature tantalum capacitor from Kemet

KEMET has developed a new T500 High Temperature MnO2 Series of tantalum surface mount capacitors. The series is a high temperature product that offers optimum performance characteristics in applications with operating temperatures up to 200°C. Typical applications include decoupling and filtering for various Measurement-While-Drilling or Monitoring-While-Drilling (MWD) technologies in the down-hole industry and high temperature requirements in the military, aerospace, and automotive industries.

Target markets include alternative energy, industrial/lighting, transportation, and defence and aerospace. With high reliability, low leakage current and robust mechanical construction, the T500 Series is the lowest total cost solution for high temperature applications, and complement KEMET’s T498, T499, and high temperature ceramic capacitors.

“KEMET’s T500 Series is the first high temperature product offered with an established reliability option and 100% surge current option,” said Dr. Phil Lessner, KEMET Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Marketing Officer. “With the lowest leakage current of any +200°C rated tantalum surface mount device on the market today, T500 Series customers are assured of the highest reliability and most surge robust high temperature tantalum capacitors in the industry,” continued Dr. Lessner.


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