Product News October 3, 2011

Development of "KA Series" High-Grade 105°C-Resistant
Miniature Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor for Audio Devices

 
NICHICON CORPORATION
Karasumadori Oike-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-0845 Japan
TEL. 81-75-231-8461 FAX. 81-75-256-4158
Contact: Masato Tanabe, General Manager of Technical & Engineering Headquarters
 

NICHICON CORPORATION has developed the "KA Series" miniature aluminum electrolytic capacitor, which is intended to be used mainly for audio devices. It will be our highest-grade product ever achieving higher quality sound in audio devices than our standard 105°C-resistant "KT Series."

We will exhibit this product at "CEATEC JAPAN 2011," which is being held at Makuhari Messe from October 4 (Tuesday) to 8 (Saturday)

 
Background of Development

An aluminum electrolytic capacitor is one of the components that has a significant influence on the overall sound quality of audio equipment. Nichicon pursues the development of capacitors that yield excellent sound quality for all types of audio device-related applications.

Recently, the number of components made to fit on smaller boards of sophisticated Blu-ray recorders, car audio systems, and other audiovisual devices has increased. This trend has made the resistance against high temperatures within the devices necessary. In order to accommodate those market needs, we introduced our 105°C-resistant "KT Series" for audio devices. Yet, the demand for even higher sound quality continued to grow and we quickly realized that both high-temperature resistance and higher sound quality than our conventional 105°C-resistant capacitors was needed.

In order to meet these new market demands, we developed the "KA Series" high-grade 105°C-resistant miniature aluminum electrolytic capacitor.

 
Main Features

The "KA Series" was developed using the elemental technologies for electrolytic capacitors for sound quality that we have accumulated so far. As a result of the strict adoption of carefully selected components and performance optimization via listening tests using actual devices, the "KA series" yields even higher sound quality than our previous 105°C-resistant products. It provides excellent sound resolution and delivers massive bass. A high-level of sound-quality improvements can be experienced in a wide range of audio devices, from the consumer level to high-end devices.

 
Main Specifications
KA Series
Rated voltage range : 6.3 to 50V
Rated capacitance range : 22 to 22000 microF
Category temperature range : -55 to +105°C
Product dimension : phi5 11L to phi18 40L
Durability : 2000 hours at 105°C
Terminal shape : Lead-wire type
Sample : Being scheduled
Mass-production : Scheduled to supply 1 million units / month from October 2011
Production plant : NICHICON (OHNO) CORPORATION
1-11-2 Shimoyoro, Ohno-shi, Fukui Pref., 912-0095 Japan
(Obtained ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO14001 certifications)
    NICHICON (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD.
No.4 Jalan P/10, Kawasan Perusahaan Bangi,
43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia,
(Obtained ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO14001 certifications)
 

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