High Voltage MLC Radials (SV Style)
Application Information on High Voltage MLC Capacitors
High value, low leakage and small size are difficult parameters to obtain in capacitors for high voltage systems. AVX special high voltage MLC radial leaded capacitors meet these performance characteristics. The added advantage of these capacitors lies in special internal design minimizing the electric field stresses within the MLC. These special design criteria result in significant reduction of partial discharge activity within the dielectric and having, therefore, a major impact on long term reliability of the product. The SV high voltage radial capacitors are conformally coated with high insulation resistance, high dielectric strength epoxy eliminating the possibility of arc flashover.
The SV high voltage radial MLC designs exhibit low ESRs at high frequency. The same criteria governing the high voltage design carries the added benefits of extremely low ESR in relatively low capacitance and small packages. These capacitors are designed and are ideally suited for applications such as snubbers in high frequency power converters, resonators in SMPS, and high voltage coupling/DC blocking.
Also because these MLCs are designed for high voltage applications, as input resonator capacitors they are well safeguarded against transient requirements.