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AVX’s new AEC-Q200-qualified Skycap® capacitors are ideal for high-voltage automotive applications

11 February 2013

Featuring a working voltage range of 1000-3000V, AVX’s new X7R dielectric, radial-leaded capacitors are the latest expansion of its proven Skycap® Series


February 5, 2013 – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed a unique new series of high-voltage, conformally coated, radial leaded MLC capacitors for automotive applications.  An extension of its successful Skycap® Series, AVX’s new X7R dielectric High Voltage AR Series capacitors feature a working voltage range of 1000V to 3000V, are AEC-Q200 qualified, and are readily available in two popular sizes, AR21 and AR30; additional sizes are available upon request. 

“Unique new products like the Skycap® High Voltage AR Series capacitors, for which AVX is the sole source, are the driving force behind AVX’s position as a leading manufacturer of MLC capacitors for more than 40 years,” said Dan Lane, marketing manager at AVX.

AVX’s new Skycap® High Voltage AR Series capacitors possess the robust construction, excellent vibration characteristics, considerable thermal resistance, and high quality for which the Skycap® Series is known. Capacitance values for the AR Series range from 470pf to 68,000pf and its tolerance values are ±5%, ±10%, ±20% and +80%-20%.  Fully qualified to automotive specification AEC-Q200, the Skycap® AR Series is ideal for use in automotive electronics, power supply decoupling and filtering, and a variety of high voltage applications. 

Datasheets, samples, qualification data, and pricing are available upon request.  Current lead time is 11 weeks. 



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