Vishay Intertechnology Unveils First SMD Ceramic Safety Capacitors with Y1 Rating of 500 VAC and 1500VDC

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

March 18, 2021


Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduces a new series of surface-mount AC line rated ceramic disc safety capacitors offering a Y1 rating of 500 VAC and 1500 VDC.

Able to tolerate harsh, high humidity environments, the Vishay BC components SMDY1 series devices offer capacitance to 4.7 nF.

According to ca company press release, the capacitors will be used for:

  • EMI / RFI filtering in power supplies.
  • Solar inverters.
  • Smart meters.
  • LED drivers.

With the ability of a surface-mount assembly with a reflow soldering process, SMDY1 series capacitors help lower production costs. They offer a lower profile that eliminates the need for a large clearance space.

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Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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