AVX RELEASES THREE-PHASE MEDIUM POWER FILM CAPACITORS FOR POWER FACTOR CORRECTION & AC FILTERING APPLICATIONS

AVX RELEASES THREE-PHASE MEDIUM POWER FILM CAPACITORS FOR POWER FACTOR
CORRECTION & AC FILTERING APPLICATIONS

Featuring a dual safety system, FLB Series capacitors exhibit high contact
reliability, high ripple current, & extremely high dielectric strength, as
well as offer higher rated voltages than comparable technologies

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a
leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has
released the new FLB Series medium power film capacitors. Packaged in a
cylindrical aluminum can with terminals that enable direct, three-phase,
internal wire connection, FLB Series capacitors are comprised of metallized
polypropylene dielectric imbued with a soft polyurethane resin.FLB Series
capacitors feature a dual safety system consisting of an overpressure
disconnector and self-healing technology, as well as exhibit high ripple
current and extremely high dielectric strength in operating temperatures
spanning -40 degrees C to +80 degrees C. Ideal applications for the series
include: power factor correction and output AC filtering in power converters,
UPS systems, solar and wind inverters, and motor drives. 

"FLB Series three-phase film capacitors provide high contact reliability and
long lifetimes and are rated for high voltages than other, comparable
capacitor technologies, significantly extending the range of applications for
which they're ideal solutions," said Gilles Terzulli, worldwide marketing
manager, power film capacitors, AVX.

AVX's RoHS-compliant FLB Series three-phase, medium power film capacitors are
available in nine case sizes, six voltages spanning 230-690VAC, capacitance
values spanning 3*20.3 microfarads to 3*335 microfarads, and three capacitance
tolerances (±5%, ±10%, ±20%). Optimized for AC voltage performance, the
series also exhibits high overvoltage capabilities as a result of its
self-healing properties. Additionally, unlike aluminum electrolytic
capacitors, FLB Series polypropylene capacitors do not have a catastrophic
failure mode, as film capacitors simply experience a parametric loss of
capacitance of approximately 5%, which both negates the risk of
short-circuiting and enables continued functionality. Lifetime for the series
is 100,000 hours at rated voltage and 70 degrees C. Lead time for the series
is approximately eight weeks.

For more information about AVX's FLB Series three-phase medium power film
capacitors, please visit http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/FLB.pdf. For all other
inquiries, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX
Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive
components and interconnect solutions with 26 manufacturing and customer
support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range
of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit
protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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CONTACT: For more information, contact:
         Gilles Terzulli
         Worldwide Marketing Manager,
         Power Film Capacitors, AVX
         +33 3 80 71 75 28
         terzullig@avxeur.com
         or
         Callie Baldwin
         Corporate Communications Director, AVX
         864-967-9375
         callie.baldwin@avx.com
 
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