Thursday, November 6, 2014

Four Things You Should Know About Voltage Multipliers Inc.

The next time you get an X-ray at the doctor or dentist’s office, there is a very good chance there’s a VMI high voltage diode within the machine.- Nicola Wissler
VMI made the front page of the Visalia Chamber of Commerce's November publication!

The article does a great job on summarizing what makes VMI so successful, after all, we've been around for more than 30 years, and highlights company practices to ensure future success.
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Here are a few things you may not know about Voltage Multipliers, Inc. -

1.  VMI was founded in 1980
2.  VMI is the only surviving high voltage diode manufacturer in the United States.
3.  VMI products are sold to over 400 customers, worldwide.
4.  Three things VMI attributes to their staying power -

  • Focus on high quality products
  • Realistic product pricing
  • Attracting and keeping an exceptional group of employees

Check out the full article.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

200°C High Voltage Diode - A New Twist on a 5kV Industry Workhorse!

Not much looks different from the outside, but on the inside, VMI's Z50FF3LLHT diode has been ruggedized for high temperature, high voltage operations.

Z50FF3LLHT High Voltage, High Temp, 5kV, Hyper-fast, Diode

What's Different?

Specially selected and targeted wafers are used to minimize voltage stresses in the diode. The selected wafers perform well under higher operating temperature extremes.

Electrical Specs

Operating Temperatures:  -65°C to +175°C
Storage Temperatures:  -65°C to +200°C

Vrwm = 5kV
Io = 800mA
Trr = 30ns

More Features

The Z50FF3LLHT still features formed lead diodes for higher current-carrying capacity.

A Trr of 30ns means it has a super fast reverse recovery time - less time to dissipate power during the transition from forward conduction mode to reverse voltage blocking mode.

The Z50FF3LLHT is hermetically sealed, so you don't have to worry about moisture or ESD sensitivity.

All in all, the Z50FF3LLHT diode is robust and sturdy. Exactly the characteristics you need for down-hole or military grade applications.


Contact VMI for free samples, or to discuss your application.

Z50FF3LLHT Data Sheet