Vishay Intertechnology Releases a New 10 A, 1000 V Photovoltaic Solar Panel Protection Rectifier in the P600 Axial Package

MALVERN, Pa. — Oct. 8, 2012 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new photovoltaic solar panel protection rectifier with a high current rating of 10 A and high reverse voltage of 1000 V in the P600 axial package.


Based on glass passivated chip technology, the GPP100MS offers a maximum operating junction temperature of 175 ºC. The device features low thermal resistance, low forward voltage drop of 0.80 V at 10 A and 125 ºC, and high forward surge capability of 440 A.

Suitable for polarity protection applications in solar panel blocking boxes, the P600 package features solder bath temperatures of 275 °C maximum, 10 s, per JESD 22-B106. The GPP100MS is compliant to RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.

Samples and production quantities of the new rectifier are available now, with lead times of four weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery starts at $0.50 per piece in quantities below 10,000. Follow rectifiers from Vishay at http://twitter.com/vishayindust.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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