Excellent performance 105 °C
Cautions and warnings
The electrolytes used by EPCOS have not only been optimized with a view to the intended
application, but also with regard to health and environmental compatibility. They do not contain
any solvents that are detrimental to health, e.g. dimethyl formamide (DMF) or dimethyl acetamide
Furthermore, part of the high-voltage electrolytes used by EPCOS are self-extinguishing. They
contain flame-retarding substances which will quickly extinguish any flame that may have been
As far as possible, EPCOS does not use any dangerous chemicals or compounds to produce
operating electrolytes. However, in exceptional cases, such materials must be used in order to
achieve specific physical and electrical properties because no safe substitute materials are
currently known. However, the amount of dangerous materials used in our products has been
limited to an absolute minimum. Nevertheless, the following rules should be observed when
handling aluminum electrolytic capacitors:
Any escaping electrolyte should not come into contact with eyes or skin.
If electrolyte does come into contact with the skin, wash the affected parts immediately with
running water. If the eyes are affected, rinse them for 10 minutes with plenty of water. If
symptoms persist, seek medical treatment.
Avoid breathing in electrolyte vapor or mists. Workplaces and other affected areas should be
well ventilated. Clothing that has been contaminated by electrolyte must be changed and
rinsed in water.
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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