AVX ANNOUNCES MARKET AVAILABILITY OF FLC SERIES AC FILTERING FILM CAPACITORS

Ideal for AC filtering in power converters, UPS systems, solar & wind inverters, & motor drives, FLC Series medium power film capacitors exhibit extremely high dielectric strength, high reliability, long lifetimes, & excellent AC voltage performance

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GREENVILLE, S.C., March 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced the market availability of its new FLC Series medium power AC filtering film capacitors. Exhibiting extremely high dielectric strength in operating temperatures spanning -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C, FLC Series capacitors are comprised of dry, metallized polypropylene encased in a plastic case filled with flame-retardant thermosetting resin, all in accordance with UL 94.  Optimized for AC voltage performance and designed for PCB mounting, the series also exhibits self-healing properties, high ripple current, and high contact reliability and is ideal for AC filtering in power converters, UPS systems, solar and wind inverters, and motor drives, among other applications.  

"Made in accordance with UL 94 and exhibiting high dielectric strength, self-healing properties, and excellent AC voltage performance, the board-mountable FLC Series film capacitors provide engineers with a high-reliability, long lifetime solution for AC filtering in a wide variety of power conversion applications," said Gilles Terzulli, worldwide marketing manager, power film capacitors, AVX.

Featuring a rated lifetime of 100,000 hours at rated voltage and 70 degrees C, the RoHS-compliant FLC Series medium power film capacitors do not have a catastrophic failure mode as, unlike aluminum electrolytic capacitors, film capacitors simply experience a parametric loss of capacitance of approximately 5% from initial value with no risk of short circuit at the end of their lifetime and continue to be functional even after this 5% decrease.  FLC Series capacitors are available in 15 case sizes (A-O), three voltages (250V, 300V, and 350V), three pitches (27.5, 37.5, and 52.5), two capacitance tolerances (±5% and ±10%), two lead lengths (5mm and 15mm), and with two or four leads.  Capacitance values for the series span 1.0 microfarad to 50 microfarad.  Lead time is approximately eight weeks.  

For more information about AVX's FLC Series medium power AC filtering film capacitors, please visit http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/FLC.pdf .  For all other inquiries, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 26 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX). 

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For more information, contact:
Gilles Terzulli
Worldwide Marketing Manager, 
Power Film Capacitors, AVX
+33 3 80 71 75 28

or
Callie Baldwin
Corporate Communications Director, AVX
864-967-9375