Vishay – Radial aluminium capacitors offer high-temperature operation and long useful life


Vishay Intertechnology’s 160 RLA automotive-grade aluminium electrolytic capacitors are capable of operating at up to 150°C and offer a useful life of as long as 2,000h at this high temperature.

The 160 RLA series is available in ten case sizes, from the smallest at 10mm x 12mm to the largest at 18mm x 35mm, all with radial leads. Capacitance values range from 33μF to 3,300μF over a voltage range of 16V to 50V.

The capacitors offer very low impedance of as little as 23mΩ at a switching frequency of 100kHz, enabling designers to achieve high system reliability. Ripple-current ratings are as high as 2A when switching at 100kHz at a temperature of 150°C.

The 160 RLA series devices are ideally suited to smoothing, filtering and buffering functions in switch-mode power supplies and DC-DC converters.

The capacitors are housed in a cylindrical aluminium case with pressure relief, insulated with a blue PET sleeve. They are charge- and discharge-proof, so there is no peak-current limitation.


  • AEC-Q200 qualified
  • Excellent ripple-current capability
  • High stability
  • High reliability


  • Automotive systems
  • Industrial appliances
  • Telecoms equipment
  • Military equipment