PFC Capacitors Portfolio Expanded
Tue, 11/16/2010 - 7:21am
TDK-EPC, a group company of the TDK Corporation, has extended its range of power factor correction (PFC) capacitors by adding PhaseCap® Compact series to its existing portfolio of PhaseCap Premium; PhaseCap HD; PhiCap and MKV series. The EPCOS PhaseCap® Compact series includes types with voltages of 230V AC, 400V AC, 415V AC, 440V AC, 480V AC and 525V AC. This means that the EPCOS PhaseCap Compact series now covers a voltage range from 230 to 525V AC at 50/60 Hz and a capacitance range of between 3 x 27 µF and 3 x 251 µF (50/60 Hz). Depending on the type, they can compensate reactive powers ranging from 6 to 30kvar at 60 Hz. Due to their unique construction, these capacitors have high Inrush current (Is) withstand capability (up to 400 * Ir) and high Overcurrent (Imax) withstand capability (up to 1.6…..2.0 * Ir). The components are PCB-free. Their self-healing design means that individual dielectric breakdowns do not destroy the capacitor. An integrated overpressure disconnector ensures additional safety. The capacitors are designed for a continuous operating temperature of 65°C (casing) and a service life of up to 200,000 hours (temp. class:-40/°C).