Panasonic launches anti-vibration capacitor
Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has commercialized an anti-vibration, surface-mounted conductive-polymer hybrid aluminium electrolytic capacitor suitable for use in power circuits for automotive electric control units (ECUs) employed in hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicles, and gasoline-powered vehicles. The company will launch the capacitor in January 2018.
With the growing demand for eco-friendly cars, energy efficiency and the need to comply with environmental regulation, more ECUs are being employed in cars. Mechanical and electrical in-vehicle components are also becoming integrated. This trend has created a need for more compact ECUs combined with better resistance to vibration. The capacitors employed to stabilise the voltage of a power circuit for the ECU and eliminate electronic noise are therefore increasingly required to be smaller in size and to show better anti-vibration performance. The company launches the industry's first surface-mounted conductive polymer hybrid aluminium electrolytic capacitor which is only 6.3 mm in diameter and achieves resistivity of 30G high vibration acceleration.