MLCCs Protect Against High Voltage Flashover

Product Announcement from Knowles Capacitors

MLCCs Protect Against High Voltage Flashover-Image

MLCCs are particularly suitable for high voltage applications where small size is required. For standard high voltage capacitors a coating may be required to be applied postsoldering, to minimise the risk of flashover from one termination on the chip to the other. By contrast, the new ProtectiCap™ high voltage range has been introduced to specifically address this issue. The integral coating minimises the risk of flashover without any requirement for the customer to apply conformal coating after soldering.

- High voltage flashover resistance
- High voltage / small case size, for example 3kV in 1206
- Voltage ranges up to 5kV
- Case sizes from 1206 to 2220

- Power supplies
- Lighting ballasts
- Inverters / DC link
- General high voltage circuits