Aerovox Launches Polypropylene Film Capacitor Line Designed for UPS Systems

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Unique testing protocol ensures high reliability for UPS applications

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An assortment of Aerovox UPS capacitors

Our UPS capacitor line takes performance to another level with design techniques and testing methods to meet the demanding reliability requirements of UPS applications.

Aerovox Corp. has released a line of UPS polypropylene film capacitors especially designed and tested to meet the needs of operation critical applications. The capacitors are used in uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) in data centers, high density power zones, buildings and industrial processes.

Capacitor reliability and long life essential to UPS systems is accomplished by Aerovox’s unique testing protocol. After a standard final electrical test, a high voltage five-minute burn-in/aging test is performed on all Aerovox UPS capacitors, followed by five high current discharge pulses. Developed specifically for UPS capacitors, this testing effectively screens out the potential for early life failures.

Aerovox’s UPS capacitors are available in round or oval oil-filled aluminum cases with voltage ratings from 240 to 660 VAC and capacitances from 10 to 120 µf. Many ratings are available with discharge resistors and mounting studs.

“Aerovox capacitors are well recognized for their high degree of reliability and long life,” said Jim Faughnan, President & CEO. “With our UPS line, we’ve taken performance to another level with design techniques and testing methods that address the demanding reliability requirements of UPS applications.”

For more information about Aerovox’s UPS capacitors, email sales1(at)aerovox(dot)com or call 508-910-3500.

About Aerovox Corp.
Aerovox is a leading provider of film capacitors for industrial, medical and specialized applications serving original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and distributors. The company has world-class design, manufacturing and testing facilities in New Bedford, Massachusetts and global manufacturing facilities in China and India to enable quick turn-around for shipping and delivery worldwide. Aerovox capacitors are among the world’s most reliable electronic components. The company’s extensive custom design and development capabilities coupled with its broad, standardized product offerings allow it to provide intelligent capacitor solutions that meet or exceed customers’ application requirements. http://aerovox.com

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