UPE: Setting the standard with state-of-the-art components

UPE, Inc. was founded in 1990 to serve the power electronics industry with world class components. We have maintained our focus on providing the necessary solution oriented technical support to engineers and buyers alike.

We offer a unique knowledge base and experience in application support related to two primary product categories. They are capacitors and resistors for power applications. All of which are manufactured at facilities certified to meet the quality standards of ISO9001:2008. Additional certifications include RoHS, UL, CSE, CSA, IEC and MIL spec.

Manufacturing Facilities

Power Capacitors

Electronicon manufactures 100% of their capacitors and their metalized polypropylene in one of their 3 modern manufacturing facilities. All of them are located in the town of Gera, Germany. Operating in this town since their founding in 1938, Electronicon has established themselves as a leading global supplier of polypropylene capacitors. As of early 2015, Electronicon employs approximately 530 people and metalizes an average of 23 tons of polypropylene film per week.

Power Resistors

All of our resistors are manufactured in one factory located in Giaveno, Italy. Operating since 1970, this factory has been producing high quality power resistors using the latest technology. Focused on wirewound and thick film technologies, we can support your prototype and volume production requirements from 2 watts to 500 watts with a tolerance as low as 0.5%. We also offer non-inductive designs and a variety of terminations and extended creapage options. All resistors are compliant with RoHS, MIL and CECC and the quality system is certified to ISO9001: 2008.

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RoHS Compliant Capacitors and Resistors

Our fully RoHS compliant resistors and capacitors have demonstrated great success in low and medium voltage applications such as military, aerospace, medical, industrial, motor drives, power supplies, induction heating, welding, traction, electric vehicles, power conditioning, lighting and other power electronic applications.

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UPE - Electronicon Capacitors
UPE – Electronicon Capacitors

Metalized Polypropylene Capacitors for AC / DC Applications

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UPE ATE Resistors
UPE – ATE Resistors

Wirewound and thick film resistors for power applications.

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Most Popular Capacitors and Resistors

For your convenience we’ve listed some of the most commonly requested capacitor and resistor series. For additional information on capacitors or resistors please click a on link below.

DC Link Capacitor

Electronicon’s E50 series was designed primarily as a DC link capacitor with extremely high current capability and operational life up to 200,000 hours or more.

AC / DC Power Capacitors

The E62 series was design for use in either AC or DC power applications where a long life and superior reliability are paramount.

Capacitors for Electric Vehicles

Electronicon’s E57 series has been created particularly for the automotive industry where operating voltages and vary compact design are often the key requirement.

Wirewound Silicone Coated Symmetry Resistor

Symmetry resistors or capacitor discharge resistors, silicone coated axial with rigid tabs to mount directly to screw terminal aluminum electrolytic capacitors.

Wirewound Aluminum Housed Axial Resistor

Extruded aluminum housing provides superior heat conduction. Housing is designed with deep fins for maximum heat dissipation with natural or forced air convection.

Thick Film Power Resistors

Excellent Power/Volume ratio. Easy mounting and wiring with significant cost advantages. Non-inductive performance for high frequency applications up to 500W.