The VY series of AC line filter capacitors from Vishay combines very high reliability with standards compliance for mains-connected appliances.
VY series capacitors are qualified for direct operation at the supply mains according to the IEC 60384-14 3rd edition standard. They are typically used as Y-capacitors for AC line filtering or interference suppression in line-to-ground (line-bypass) applications.
The VY series is available in combined X1/Y1 and X1/Y2 safety classifications, and covers all operating voltages and equipment standards. Typical applications can be found in power supplies, white goods, consumer electronics, smart and power meters and lighting ballasts.
The capacitors consist of a ceramic disc with silver electrodes on both sides and connection leads, which are made of tinned copper, with a diameter of 0.6mm. They may be supplied with vertical (inline) kinked leads, featuring a lead space of 5mm, 7.5mm, 10mm or 12mm. Straight leads are available on request.
VY series capacitors are available up to a capacitance value of 47nF in Y1 and up to 10nF in Y2 classification. The 100% final inspection includes voltage strength tests at 4kV AC, Class Y1 and 2.6kV AC, Class Y2.
- Any device connected to a mains supply
- Power supplies
- Compliant with IEC 60384-14 3rd edition
- VY1 series: X1/Y1 classified with a rated voltage of 760/500V AC
- VY2 series: X1/Y2 classified with a rated voltage of 440/300V AC