Panasonic new FKS series aluminium electrolytic capacitors delivers more capacitance while reducing can size

December 14, 2015 Press Release

Saves space; increases system reliability

Munich, December 2015: Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems is launching a new series of miniaturized, cost-effective, aluminium electrolytic capacitors that not only save space, but also increase system reliability. New FKS series features an increase in capacitance of up to three times when compared to Panasonic most popular FK series in the same can size.

For example, the new 25V 33µF FKS capacitor, which comes in a 4x5.8mm can size, uses just 62% of the space of previous generation parts; in fact the highest capacitance achieved by FK series in a 4x5.8mm can is 10µF. So, one of the new parts can replace three of the FK devices.

Comments Dr. Martina Ciacchi, head of Panasonic capacitor team in Europe: “By increasing the capacitance density we simplify our customer´s design, enabling a reduction in parts count and therefore we increase the design reliability. Additionally, the FKS series features a price decrease of about 10% when compared to an FK product with the same capacitance value. ”

Panasonic is launching 25 new part numbers in the FKS series aluminium electrolytic capacitor family this quarter, in voltage classes between 6.3V and 50V and  capacitance range from 33µF to 1800µF. Can sizes vary from 4x5.8mm to 10x10.2mm. Target markets include industrial automation, automotive, power management, audio and white goods.