New Industry Products

Polypropylene Film Capacitors now Available in 630Vdc

April 17, 2018 by Paul Shepard

Panasonic has introduced the ECW-F(D) Series of metalized polypropylene film capacitors now available in 630Vdc to their already existing product line. The ECW-F(D) Series parts are designed for dc applications that do not require a significant amount of pulse current and is the recommended product of choice for power factor correction and residential electronics applications.

Panasonic’s built-in fuse function, combined with the small case size of these film capacitors, make them appropriate for any application requiring dc linkage.

Built-in fuse functionality ensures that ECW-F(D) Series parts open in the event of an unlikely failure, rather than creating a short circuit situation.

Applications are expected to include inverter circuits, active filters, high-frequency and high-current designs, and snubber circuits.

Features include:

  • Voltage Range: 450Vdc and 630Vdc
  • Capacitance Range: 0.47μF to 2.2μF
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to +105°C
  • Tolerance: ±5%, ±10%
  • Flame Retardant Epoxy Resin Coating
  • Excellent Frequency Characteristics
  • RoHS and REACH Compliant

Benefits include:

  • Built-In Fuse Functionality (Self-Healing, Self-Protecting)
  • Long Life, Highly Reliable
  • Low Loss, Low ESR For Improved Power Efficiency
  • Small Case Size Handles Large Capacitance Range
  • Can Be Used For High Frequency Zone and Easy To Evaluate
  • Fuse Function Creates an Open Circuit in the Unlikely Event of Failure
  • Aluminum Rather than Aluminum Zinc Metalization – Does Not Overheat When Stressed
  • Polypropylene Dielectric Capable of Withstanding More Stress than Polyester
  • Recommended for a Wide Array of Industries