Vishay Intertechnology Inc.

02/25/2021 | Press release | Archived content

New Vishay Intertechnology Automotive Grade Through-Hole Inductor Delivers 420 Amp Saturation Current in Compact 1500 Case Size

MALVERN, Pa. - Mar. 3, 2021 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new Automotive Grade through-hole inductor that delivers a 420 A saturation current for 30 % inductance reduction in a compact 1500 case size. For automotive applications, the Vishay Dale IHXL-1500VZ-5A offers very low typical DCR down to 0.12 mΩ and continuous high temperature operation to +155 °C.

The shielded, composite construction of the AEC-Q200 qualified device released today enables a compact size of 38.1 mm by 38.1 mm by 21.9 mm to support up to 235 A of continuous DC current. This allows the IHXL-1500VZ-5A to replace much larger and more expensive competing solutions in high current input filters and 12 V / 24 V / 48 V DC/DC converters for switching regulators, differential mode and boost power factor correction chokes, and battery charging systems. The through-hole lead configuration can be modified at the customer's request to accommodate a bolt-on or weld termination.

The IHXL-1500VZ-5A handles high transient current spikes without hard saturation. RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green, the device provides high resistance to thermal shock, moisture, and mechanical shock.

Device Specification Table:

Case size


Dimensions (mm)

38.1 x 38.1 x 21.9

Inductance (µH)

0.68 to 3.3

DCR typ. (mΩ)

0.12 to 0.40

DCR max. (mΩ)

0.13 to 0.42

Heat rating current (A)

96 to 154(1) / 150 to 235(2)

Saturation current (A)

87 to 301(3) / 124 to 420(4)

(1) DC current (A) that will cause an approximate ΔT of 40 °C after one hour

(2)DC current (A) that will cause an approximate ΔT of 100 °C after one hour

(3) DC current (A) that will cause L0 to drop approximately 20 %

(4) DC current (A) that will cause L0 to drop approximately 30 %

Samples and production quantities of the IHXL-1500VZ-5A are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks.

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