December 8, 2011

Film capacitors: Wide range with low insertion height (TDK-EPC Corporation)

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TDK-EPC, a group company of the TDK Corporation, has developed a wide range of EPCOS MKP and MKT film capacitors with low insertion heights. The new capacitors of the B32*6T series with a lead spacing of 37.5 mm feature insertion heights of only 15 or 19 mm. These components are designed for rated voltages of between 63 and 2000 V DC or 250 to 400 V AC. Their capacitance ranges from 0.1 to 82 µF. Depending on type and technology (MKT or MKP), these capacitors are designed for maximum operating temperatures of 105, 110 or 125 °C.

Applications include DC link circuits as well as DC or AC filtering in converters and power supplies. Their reduced insertion heights make these capacitors especially suitable for applications that require a low-profile design for constructional reasons. These include induction cookers, photovoltaic micro inverters, power supplies for flat-screen TV sets and LED lighting. Thanks to their low insertion heights, they offer very high mechanical resistance to vibrations and shocks, making them equally suitable for subassemblies in automotive electronics.

Main applications

  • DC link circuits as well as DC or AC filtering in converters and power supplies

Main features and benefits

  • Low insertion heights of only 15 or 19 mm

About TDK-EPC Corporation

TDK-EPC Corporation (TDK-EPC), a TDK group company, is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. TDK-EPC has emerged from the combination of the electronic components business of TDK and the EPCOS Group and markets its products under the product brands, TDK and EPCOS.

The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites and inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors. With this product spectrum TDK-EPC offers a broad range of products and solutions of outstanding value from a single source and focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The company has design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America.

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