API Technologies Introduces Transient Energy Suppressant High Voltage HEMP Filters

ORLANDO, Fla.– September 17, 2014 – API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY), a leading provider of high performance RF/microwave, power and security solutions for high-reliability applications, now offers high voltage HEMP (High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse) filters that protect sensitive electronic equipment from potentially destructive energy transients due to line surges, lightning, and electronic pulses.

Designed for use in military and telecommunications applications, these HEMP filters ensure the life and continued performance of critical communication, infrastructure, and defense systems.

The HEMP filter exhibits a high off-state impedance, so as to appear transparent to the circuits it protects. If a voltage exceeding the switching voltage is applied, the HEMP filter / suppressor circuit switches to very low impedance, shunting the potential damaging energy to ground. It then remains in a state of low impedance until the current flow is either interrupted or the transient voltage drops to a safe level. Once this happens, the filter resets, returning to a high off-state impedance.

Jason Russolese, director of global sales and marketing for API Technologies said, “Our high voltage HEMP filters can quell most unexpected changes in voltage caused by an unpredicted occurrence like a surge of high voltage or current pulse. This not only protects the electronics, but increases the reliability of the system and decreases system downtime due to maintenance.”

API’s high voltage HEMP filters and surge suppressors protect sensitive electronic equipment during transient conditions including electromagnetic pulse, nuclear electromagnetic pulse, inductive switching, lightning strikes and electrostatic discharge. They help meet the requirements of MIL-STD-188-125.

Each HEMP filter typically has a capacitance rating of less than 5 pF per circuit and a clamping voltage range from 8 V to 700 V. They are compatible with MIL Circular, “D” connectors, terminal blocks, RJ connectors, and other connector types. They can be mounted with captive nut inserts, blind inserts, or flanges.

Typical case size is 3.5” x 2.5” x 2.5”. Custom sizes are available upon request.

 Technical Specifications

  • Helps meet the requirements of MIL-STD-188-125
  • Capacitance rating of typically less than 5 pF per circuit
  • Voltage range from 8 V to 700 V
  • Typical case size is 3.5” x 2.5” x 2.5”

Product Page: http://eis.apitech.com/high-voltage-hemp-filters.asp

Data Sheet: http://eis.apitech.com/docs/filmcaps/HV-HEMP-Filters.pdf

Product Image: http://eis.apitech.com/images/hempfilter.jpg

To learn more about the API Technologies’ EIS product lines, please visit http://eis.apitech.com, call 1-888-553-7531 or email eissales@apitech.com.

API Technologies’ Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) line offers a broad range of vertically integrated EMI/RFI solutions from standard components to complex assemblies. This includes power filters, film capacitors, single- and multi-line filters, and filtered terminal blocks. This is in addition to a broad range of standard and custom magnetic devices (transformers, inductors, chokes, and coils) as well as custom and specialty filtered connectors, cables, and harnessing products.

About API Technologies Corp.

API Technologies (NASDAQ: ATNY) is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeter wave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications.  A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers  in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. Learn more about API Technologies and our products at www.apitech.com.