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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

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