June 7, 2018 - 9:30 AM EDT
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AVX Launches New High-Temperature Wet Electrolytic Tantalum Capacitor Series

Ideal for military, aerospace, industrial, & oil drilling equipment, the new high-CV TWA-X Series capacitors are resistant to mechanical shock & high-frequency vibration per MIL-STD-202 & are capable of up to 500-hour lifetimes at extreme temperatures & derated voltages

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., June 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has launched a new high-temperature wet electrolytic tantalum capacitor series. Designed for use at 230°C, the new TWA-X Series wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors feature a high-capacitance cathode system that achieves high CV performance in standard case sizes and a hermetically sealed, welded tantalum can and header assembly that provides robust resistance against mechanical shock and high-frequency vibration. Ideal for use in military, aerospace, industrial, and oil drilling equipment, TWA-X Series capacitors are also mechanically tested in accordance with MIL-STD-202 and provide the highest capacitance available for the longest duration — up to 400μF for 500 hours of operation at 230°C — of any wet tantalum capacitor in the form factors offered. They are currently available in DSCC case size T4 (AVX case size “E”) with two initial ratings: 400μF/100V and 330μF/125V. 

AVX Launches New High-Temperature Wet Electrolytic Tantalum Capacitor Series


“Our new TWA-X Series offers high-temperature versions of conventional wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors and is especially well suited for use in oil drilling and other high-temperature, harsh environment applications,” said Mitch Weaver, a member of the technical staff at AVX. 

The axial-leaded T4 (“E”) case TWA-X Series capacitors measure 26.97mm in length and either 10.31mm in diameter with an insulating sleeve or 9.52mm in diameter without an insulating sleeve. The axial leads are available in RoHS-compliant, lead-free compatible matte tin or in 60/40 tin/lead and measure 57.15mm in length. 

The 400μF/100V TWA-X Series capacitors are rated for 2,000 hours at 200°C when derated to 60V and for 500 hours at 230°C when derated to 25V. The 330μF/125V parts are rated for 500 hours at 200°C when derated to 75V and for 500 hours at 230°C when derated to 40V. 

For more information about AVX’s high-temperature TWA-X Series wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors, please visit http://www.avx.com/products/tantalum/wet-tantalum/200c-high-temperature/twa-x-series/. For immediate availability, please visit Digi-Key and Mouser Electronics. For all other inquiries, please visit www.avx.com, email [email protected], follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter, like them on Facebook, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components, interconnect, sensing, control, and antenna solutions with 29 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, couplers, sensors, controls, circuit protection devices, connectors, and antennas. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).


Mitch Weaver
AVX Corporation
(864) 228-4595
[email protected]

Christina Sandidge
BtB Marketing Communications
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Source: GlobeNewswire (June 7, 2018 - 9:30 AM EDT)

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