Product News April 18, 2016

Nichicon Corporation announces the development of the LGM Series of snap-in terminal-type aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Potential applications include inverters for power electronics and switching power supplies. These ultra-compact capacitors are guaranteed to operate at 105°C for 2,000 hours. Mass-production began in April 2016.
 This new lineup will be on display at Techno-Frontier 2016 from April 20 to 22 (Wed.–Fri.) at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

Overview, Background of Development

Industrial equipment is becoming smaller and smaller due to the increasing need for power and efficiencies. The components also need to be smaller.
NICHICON responded with the release of the LGL Series, which was the industry’s smallest class of snap-in terminal-type electrolytic aluminum capacitor. We have now developed the LGM Series, the industry’s smallest.

Main Features

The LGM Series utilizes a newly developed high-capacity electrode foil, in addition to a highly durable electrolyte and electrolytic paper, all of which combine to achieve the smallest size in the industry. These developments make the LGM Series up to 16% smaller (by volume) than the current LGL Series and allows NICHICON to offer aluminum electrolytic capacitors that are ideal for space-efficient circuit design.

Size comparison

Rated voltage/Rated
Newly developed
LGM Series
available LGL
450V-180µF φ25×25L φ25×30L -16%
450V-180µF φ22×30L φ22×35L -14%
450V-390µF φ30×35L φ30×40L -13%
450V-820µF φ35×45L φ35×50L -10%

Main Specifications

  • Rated voltage

: 450V

  • Rated capacitance range

: 180 to 820μF

  • Category temperature range

: -25 to 105°C

  • Product dimensions

: φ22×30L to φ35×45L mm

  • Endurance

: 2,000 hours at 105°C

  • Terminal type

: Snap-in terminal type

  • Sample availability

: Available now

  • Mass production

: From April 2016 (Production capacity: 500,000/month)

  • Production plant

4085 Toyoshina, Azumino-shi, Nagano Prefecture, 399-8205 Japan
(ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 certified)

Production will begin in the future at NICHICON overseas factories.

Block 51-B, Wuxi National High & New Technology Industrial
Development Zone, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China 214028
(ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 certified)

No.4 Jalan P/10, Kawasan Perusahaan Bangi,
43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
(ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 certified)

  • NICHICON has developed the LGM Series of snap-in terminal-type aluminum electrolytic capacitors, the smallest in the industry
  • NICHICON’s LGM Series of snap-in terminal-type
    aluminum electrolytic capacitors is the industry’s smallest

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