Product News September 29, 2016

Nichicon Corporation has expanded the LGM Series of ultra-miniature snap-in terminal-type aluminum capacitors. This capacitor series offers guaranteed performance for 2,000 hours at 105 °C, The LGM Series is used in inverter circuits for power electronics, switching power source circuits and a variety of industrial machinery.
 These products will be displayed at CEATEC JAPAN 2016, held October 4 (Tuesday) to 7 (Friday) at Makuhari Messe.

Overview/Development Background

Industrial machinery has seen advances as a result of energy and resource conservation in recent years. With an increase in demand for smaller components, the new LGM Series offers the industry’s smallest size capacitor, smaller than the current LGL. Up to now the LGL had been the smallest in the industry prior to the introduction of the LGM Series. As the development of products utilizing next-generation power semiconductor SiC (Silicon carbide) and GaN (Gallium nitride) continues to advance, products are shrinking by up to 2/3’s their current size. The size of capacitors must also be reduced. The LGM Series has a strong reputation as being the product to use.


In addition to the newly developed high-capacitance electrolytic foil, the LGM Series use a highly durable electrolytic solution and electrolytic paper to create the industries smallest product in its category. When compared to the current LGL Series the LGM Series is smaller with up to 16% volume ration reduction. This saves circuit board space in any design.

Product Size Comparison

Product Rating New Product
LGM Series
Current Product
LGL Series
Volume Ratio
450V to 180μF φ25 × 25L φ25 × 30L -16%
450V to 180μF φ22 × 30L φ22 × 35L -14%
450V to 390μF φ30 × 35L φ30 × 40L -13%
450V to 820μF φ35 × 45L φ35 × 50L -10%

Main Specifications

  • Rated voltage range

: 450V DC

  • Rated capacitance range

: 180 to 820μF

  • Category temperature range

: -25 to +105°C

  • Product dimensions

: φ22 × 30L to φ35 × 45L (mm)

  • Life

: Guaranteed for 2,000 hours at 105°C

  • Terminal shape

: Snap-in terminal-type

  • Production capacity

: 500,000 units/month (current supply structure)

  • Production plant

: Nichicon (Ohno) Corporation, Site III Factory
4085 Toyoshina, Azumino, Nagano Prefecture, JAPAN
(ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO14001 certification acquired)

Production is scheduled to commence sequentially at the following overseas factories

Block 51-B, Wuxi National High & New Technology Industrial
Development Zone, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China 214028
(ISO9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO14001 certification acquired)

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

  • The LGM Series, the Industry’s Smallest Snap-in Terminal-Type 
Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors
  • The LGM Series, the Industry’s Smallest Snap-in Terminal-Type
    Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

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