Automotive grade film capacitors take on tough environments

Designed to provide robust performance in safety applications in harsh environments and severe ambient conditions are the F863 class X2 miniature capacitors from Kemet. These new devices address applications in both the automotive and industrial sectors.

This new family of automotive grade metalised polyproplene film capacitors provide across-the-line EMI and RFI filtering for the growing number of vehicle electronics applications, as well as in mains-connected indoor applications such as capacitive power supplies.

The F863 series meets AEC-Q200 qualification requirements and is available in capacitance values ranging from 0.1 microfarads to 10 microfarads with rated voltages up to 310 VAC. These fully approved RFI X2 capacitors have an operating temperature range of -40 to +110 degrees C.

The metallised polypropylene film dielectric offers self-healing characteristics. In addition, Kemet’s designers have enhanced the main components to help the capacitors resist traditional capacitance-loss mechanisms. These improvements mean the F863 series offers high capacitance stability while meeting ENEC, CUL and CQC international safety requirements.

“The number and severity of challenging electrical and environmental applications is rising,” said Fabio Scagliarini, Kemet’s vice-president of film development. “The demand for complex vehicle electronics is increasing, and customers expect sensitive electronics products to work safely and reliably in high temperature, high humidity situations. Devices from the F863 series can provide our customers with a robust, dependable solution while complying with industry standards.”

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