comment on this article

Automotive grade film capacitors for use in the most challenging environments

A family of automotive grade metallised polypropylene film capacitors have been launched by KEMET.

The F863 class X2 miniature capacitors are designed to provide robust performance in safety applications in harsh environments and severe ambient conditions.

These devices are said to provide across-the-line EMI and RFI filtering for the growing number of vehicle electronics applications and in mains-connected indoor applications.

The F863 series is available in capacitance values ranging from 0.1μF to 10 μF with rated voltages up to 310V AC.

The capacitors are said to be fully RFI X2 approved and have an operating temperature range of -40 to 110 °C.

According to KERMET, the metallised polypropylene film exhibits ‘excellent self-healing characteristics’ and its designers have apparently enhanced the major components of this capacitor series to help resist traditional capacitance-loss mechanisms.

Bethan Grylls

Comment on this article

This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team.

What you think about this article:

Add your comments


Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

Definition in demand

Consumer interest in 4K continues to increase and by the end of 2018 4K TV ...

Managing your IPR

It’s essential that companies consider managing their intellectual property ...

Gold-plated posts

Responding to a growing demand from high-end audio and precision ...

Smart Home Expo

The Smart Home Expo, which focuses on the future of smart technologies, ...

Get to market faster

A quick look at using Vicor's PFM and AIM in VIA packaging for your AC to Point ...

Semiconductor boom

Compared to an ailing steel industry, just a few years ago, the semiconductor ...

Sourcing components

Since the launch of the Model 3, Elon Musk has been under significant pressure ...

Planning pays off

Described as a one-stop shop Plexus provides companies with engineering, ...

Piezoelectric haptics

Boréas Technologies’ CEO, Simon Chaput, talks to Neil Tyler about the company’s ...

Teach them to fish

Last year was dubbed the “worst ever” by the Online Trust Alliance for data ...