The rugged FFVS Series capacitors from AVX are ideal in applications where standard devices typically fail, according to the company.
AVX product manager Larry Eisenberger said that the high frequency ripple currents experienced with the new capacitors enable them to be more reliable than their more traditional counterparts.
His comments follow the firm's launch of a high-ripple, low-inductance capacitor series which claims to feature high-frequency operation with less stray inductance than other products.
"Due to the advanced design of this reliable power capacitor, we are able to provide the lowest stray inductance of any product on the market while permitting the conduction of ultra high-frequency ripples," stated Mr Eisenberger.
AVX, whose other product offerings include connectors, thick and thin film resistors and integrated passive components, added that typical applications for the capacitor include wind power, solar power, hybrid vehicles and medical power supplies used in X-ray, CT-scan, MRI and nuclear imaging equipment.