Product News September 27, 2012

Addition of Snap-in Terminal-Type Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors to the "GX Series" with a Rated Voltage of 500V

Karasumadori Oike-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-0845 Japan
TEL. 81-75-231-8461 FAX. 81-75-256-4158
Inquiries: Kozaburo Okubo, General Manager of Technical & Engineering Headquarters

Nichicon Corporation recently added a product with a rated voltage of 500V to the GX series of snap-in terminal-type aluminum electrolytic capacitors for use mainly in power inputs and smoothing out general purpose inverter power sources. The line-up will be on display at the CEATEC JAPAN 2012 exhibition to be held at Makuhari Messe from 2-6 October (Tues-Sat).


Overview, Background of Development

The GX series is a series of small, long-life reservoir capacitors, for which we have a line-up of products of rated voltages up to 450V. It is a series with a wide range of uses in switching regulators, general purpose inverters, etc. Until now, we have catered to individual requests for a rated voltage exceeding 500V, but with demand growing by the year for higher withstand voltages for use in solar power conditioners, we added the GN series with a rated voltage of 500V last year, followed by the addition of the long-life GX series to the line-up in our catalog.


Main Features

With the high withstand voltage electrode foil developed by our company, and our knowledge in optimizing the uncoiling of electrode foil cultivated over time, the GX series with a rated voltage of 500V has achieved a high withstand voltage. It is also the same size as the GN series but has a longer life.


Sample comparison
Comparison at same rated voltage

Rating Endurance
  New series
(GX series)
Current product
(GN series)
500V – 390μF
5,000 hours
(105°C )
3,000 hours
(105°C )
1.7 times

Main Specifications

Rated voltage : 500V
Rated capacitance range : 56 to 470μF
Product dimensions : φ22 × 25 L mm to φ35 × 50 L mm
Endurance : 5,000 hours at 105°C
Configuration : Snap-in terminal-type

Sample availability : October 2012
Mass production : from October 2012
4085 Toyoshina, Azumino-shi, Nagano Pref., 399-8205 Japan
(ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO14001 certified)

Production is also scheduled to begin progressively at overseas plants.
Block 51-B, Wuxi National High & New Technology Industrial
Development Zone, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China 214028
(ISO9001, ISO14001 certified, ISO/TS16949 under tentative certification)

No.4 Jalan P/10, Kawasan Perusahaan Bangi,
43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
(ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO14001 certified)

External Appearance

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