Chip capacitors meet demanding automotive environments

Posted By : Mick Elliott
Chip capacitors meet demanding automotive environments

The TCQ series conductive polymer chip capacitors from AVX has been added to the Rutronik portfolio. These robust capacitors are designed for demanding automotive applications. Qualified to the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q200 specification for passive components, the TCQ Series meets the AEC’s challenging 125°C lifetime stability test and humidity bias testing at 85°C and 85% relative humidity for up to 1,000 hours.

Operation temperature ranges from -55°C to 125°C.

The capacitors of this series offer a conductive polymer electrode and have a benign failure mode under recommended use conditions.

They are lead-free and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant.

The TCQ Series are currently available in three case sizes: 1210 (EIA Metric 3528-21), 2917 (EIA Metric 7343-31) and 2917 (EIA Metric 7343-20). The full voltage range for the series spans 4V to 50V, and capacitance values span 10 μF to 220μF with a ±20% capacitance tolerance.

They may be operated up to 90% of rated voltage.

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