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TDK-EPC Announces PhaseCap Compact PFC Capacitors With Extended Voltage Range

March 27, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

TDK-EPC, a group company of the TDK Corp., has extended its range of power factor correction (PFC) capacitors: the EPCOS PhaseCap® Compact series now also includes types with voltages of 690, 800, 900 and 1000V. The capacitors of the B25673AA series offer PFC values of between 5 kvar (50 Hz) and 33 kvar (60 Hz) at capacitance values of between 3 x 11 and 3 x 55µF. Thanks to their compact design with diameters of only 116 and 136mm at insertion heights of 164 and 200mm, these capacitors are particularly useful for designing space-saving PFC systems for industrial networks.

With the new types, the PhaseCap Compact series now covers the following voltages: 230, 400, 415, 440, 480, 525, 690, 800, 900 and 1000V. Based on the proven MKK technology these capacitors can withstand inrush currents of up to 400 times their rated current. The components are PCB-free and self-healing. An integrated overpressure disconnector ensures additional safety. The capacitors are designed for a case temperature of 65°C (hot spot temperature up to 85°C) and a service life of up to 200,000 hours.

The extensive TDK-EPC product range for power factor correction comprises capacitors, contactors and chokes, in addition to controllers and thyristor modules.

Main features and benefits include: a voltage range from 230 to 1000Vac; capacitance values between 3 x 11 and 3 x 181µF (complete product range); and PFC values between 5 kvar (50 Hz) and 33 kvar (60 Hz).