Vishay PhMKP series LVAC power capacitors

Vishay ESTA PhMKP series increases connection reliability in high vibration applications

Vishay PhMKP Series LVAC Power Capacitors

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of LVAC power capacitors featuring ESTAspring, the industry's first lever-operated spring terminal connection. Reducing assembly time by 60 %, the Vishay ESTA PhMKP series increases connection reliability in high vibration applications.

While most tubular power capacitors feature an IP20 terminal block with a screw connection, the ESTAspring connection of the PhMKP series is completely screwless. This enables a faster and easier connection, and the continuous contact force ensures the highest level of contact reliability over the devices' entire lifetime, making them ideal for applications prone to loose connections.

Eliminating the need to tighten screws, the metallized polypropylene film capacitors provide a completely maintenance-free connection for LV power correction and harmonic filters in wind power plants, solar panels and inverters, and thermal power stations. ESTAspring allows for a simple optical connection check in these applications: if the lever is closed, the device is successfully contacted.

The PhMKP series offers voltages from 230 V to 1000 V, output from 2 kvar to 37.1 kvar, and maximum terminal current of 90 A. Featuring a stainless-steel spring, the capacitors are corrosion-proof and available in oil-filled and dry gas-filled versions. The devices are RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, UL- and cUL-approved, and Vishay Green.



  • Maintenance free
  • Reduced assembly times up to 60 %
  • Vibration proof in wind power plants and duringtransport
  • Optical connection check:?lever closed = successfully contacted
  • 2.5 mm2 up to 25 mm2 with wire-end sleeve
  • Defined    continuous    contact    force    through    springtechnology
  • Stainless steel spring
  • Corrosion proof
  • Fast and easy lever-operated wire connection
  • Copper alloy for conductor material
  • UL and cUL



  • Wind power plants
  • Solar panels and inverters
  • Thermal power station
  • Power factor correction ? 1000 VACRMS
  • Harmonic filter

Vishay PhMKP Series LVAC Power Capacitors | Avnet Abacus

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