AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new FLB Series medium power film capacitors. Packaged in a cylindrical aluminum can with terminals that enable direct, three-phase, internal wire connection, FLB Series capacitors are comprised of metallized polypropylene dielectric imbued with a soft polyurethane resin. FLB Series capacitors feature a dual safety system consisting of an overpressure disconnector and self-healing technology, as well as exhibit high ripple current and extremely high dielectric strength in operating temperatures spanning -40°C to +80°C. Ideal applications for the series include: power factor correction and output AC filtering in power converters, UPS systems, solar and wind inverters, and motor drives.
AVX’s RoHS-compliant FLB Series three-phase, medium power film capacitors are available in nine case sizes, six voltages spanning 230-690VAC, capacitance values spanning 3*20.3µF to 3*335µF, and three capacitance tolerances (±5%, ±10%, ±20%). Optimized for AC voltage performance, the series also exhibits high overvoltage capabilities as a result of its self-healing properties. Additionally, unlike aluminum electrolytic capacitors, FLB Series polypropylene capacitors do not have a catastrophic failure mode, as film capacitors simply experience a parametric loss of capacitance of approximately 5%, which both negates the risk of short-circuiting and enables continued functionality. Lifetime for the series is 100,000 hours at rated voltage and 70°C. Lead time for the series is approximately eight weeks.
For more information about AVX’s FLB Series three-phase medium power film capacitors, please visit http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/FLB.pdf.
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