New power film capacitors designed for electric and hybrid vehicle applications
AVX Corporation has released the new FHC1 and FHC2 Series power film capacitors, which were especially designed for electric and hybrid electric vehicle (EV/HEV) applications. Exhibiting high ripple current capabilities, extremely high dielectric strength in operating conditions up to 115C, low inductance, low ESR, and a low thermal footprint, the new capacitors deliver high-reliability performance that compliments and protects high-power-density inverter products. Engineered for use in the DC-link circuits between EV/HEV rectifiers and inverters, FHC Series capacitors smooth and filter current and voltage variations and prevent ripple currents from reaching and damaging the power source, which makes them especially ideal for use in conjunction with EV and HEV IGBT modules, as well as medium-sized motor drives.
"We're pleased to announce the release of our latest power film products at APEC," said John Gallipeau, technical marketing manager, power film capacitors, AVX. "This conference is widely recognized as the premier annual event in applied power electronics, so we're very proud to be here promoting many of the advanced component contributions we've made to this market. The company is committed to the continued development of innovative component technologies that - like our new FHC1 and FHC2 Series power film capacitors - are engineered to enable next-generation power electronics in markets including: automotive, industrial, medical, defence/aero, consumer, communications and alternative energy."
Capacitors in the FHC1 Series measure 140mm x 72mm x 50mm (L x W x H) and are available with standard capacitance values and voltage ratings spanning 140µF to 300µF and 450VDC-900VDC. Capacitors in the FHC2 Series measure 237mm x 72mm x 50mm (L x W x H) and are available with standard capacitance values and voltage ratings spanning 260µF to 900µF and 410VDC-900VDC. Additionally, custom values spanning 100µF - 1.5mF and 300 - 1400VDC are available.