Panasonic Industry’s ZKU series Hybrid Capacitors enable designers to reduce the number of capacitors on a PCB
Contemporary slim, flat and minimalistic product designs make PCB area more precious than ever before in manifold areas of application designs. Just recently, Panasonic Industry Europe launched the new highly reliable and miniature ZKU series of Conductive Polymer Hybrid Electrolytic Capacitors in mass production.
Hybrid Capacitors – just to briefly recap – are a highly relevant solution for manifold applications in the automotive, renewable energy or industrial sector – especially, where high power density, active cell balancing and temperature control is part of contemporary product designs.
Panasonic Industry’s latest ZKU series currently marks a game-changing capacitance range, ramping up from the current popular ZK offer by spectacular 20%.
Next to an operating temperature range of -55°C to +125°C, the new ZKU capacitors are currently available with a rated voltage of 25VDC and 35VDC and can be supplied in vibration proof format, that is able to withstand shocks of up to 30g – three times more than standard products which can usually only withstand up to 10g.
|ZKU series||ZC series|
|Temperature range||-55 ～ 125℃||-55 ～ 125℃|
|Rated voltage / Rated Capacitance||25V 560µF||25V 330µF|
|Case size (ΦD×L㎜)||10×10.2||10×10.2|
|Rated Ripple Current (125ºC,100㎑)||2800mArms||2000mArms|
Having in mind these parameters, the ZKU series comes up in a remarkably miniaturized body that is able to reduce significantly the number of required capacitors on the PCB – and thus decreases the required PCB area by up to 25 % when compared to other capacitors currently available on the market.
So, with this latest evolution, Panasonic Industry Europe underlines once more its reputation as pioneer and proven supplier in the field of Hybrid Capacitors which are known for a high product quality, low ESR characteristics at low temperature, stable leakage current for longer product lifetime.