AVX Announce Medium Power DC-link Film Capacitors
"The wide capacitance and voltage range of the new FRC Series polypropylene film capacitors, coupled with their self-healing capabilities and snap-in terminals for quick and easy PCB mounting, provide design engineers with several new high performance, high reliability capacitor solutions that will allow them to achieve a broad range of desired specs," said Gilles Terzulli, worldwide marketing manager, power film capacitors, AVX.
FRC Series capacitors are available in nine voltages spanning 400V-1500V, two tolerances (Â±5% and Â±10%), two lead lengths (4mm and 8mm), and with capacitance values spanning 4.7ÂµF to 35ÂµF. Housed in size A cylindrical cases measuring 54mm (L) x 36mm (OD) x 5.1mm (P1), the RoHS-compliant series is rated for operating temperatures spanning -40Â°C to +105Â°C and exhibits long lifetime performance of 100,000 hours at rated voltage and 70Â°C.
Additionally, unlike aluminum electrolytic capacitors, FRC Series polypropylene film capacitors do not have a catastrophic failure mode. Instead, these capacitors simply experience a parametric loss of capacitance of approximately 5% from their initial value, eliminating the risk of short circuit and enabling continued functionality. Lead time for the series is approximately eight weeks, depending on demand, quantity, and model chosen; precise lead times will be confirmed upon receipt of order.