Product News October 5, 2015

Nichicon Corporation announces the development of the LGM Series of snap-in terminal type aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The potential applications include inverters for power electronics and switching power supplies. These ultra-compact capacitors are guaranteed to operate at 105°C.
Mass production will begin in April 2016.
The LGM product line will be on display at CEATEC JAPAN 2015 from October 7 to 10 (Wed.-Sat.) at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan

Overview, Background of Development

Due to the increasing needs for power and resource efficiency in industrial machinery, equipment is becoming increasingly smaller. The components also need to be smaller. NICHICON has responded with the release of the LGL Series, the industry’s smallest class of snap-in terminal type aluminum electrolytic capacitors until now. The LGM Series is now 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 help combine to achieve the smallest size in the industry. Compared to the current LGL Series, the LGM Series is up to 14% smaller (by volume), making it ideal for space-efficient circuit design.

Size comparison

Rated voltage/Rated
capacitance
Newly developed
LGM Series
Currently available
LGL Series
Volume
reduction
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

: From October 2015

  • Mass production

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

  • Production plant

: NICHICON (OHNO) CORPORATION, No. 3 Factory
4085 Toyoshina, Azumino-shi, Nagano Prefecture, 399-8205 Japan
(ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 certified)

Production will begin in future at NICHICON overseas factories.

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

NICHICON (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD.
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 has developed the LGM Series of snap-in terminal-type
    aluminum electrolytic capacitors, the smallest in the industry

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