AVX Corp. has introduced the FV Series AC film capacitors. Designed to provide Class X2 interference suppression, FV Series metallized polypropylene film capacitors are rated for 305Vrms and exhibit self-healing properties, high moisture resistance, high tolerance for over voltage stress, and excellent active and passive flame resistant capabilities, which makes them ideal for use as across-the-line capacitors, EMI filters, and spark-killer circuits in a host of power and RF applications.
Non-inductively wound with metallized polypropylene film as both the dielectric and electrode, FV Series capacitors are encapsulated in a solvent and flame-resistant, self-extinguishing thermoplastic case sealed with epoxy resin, and bear several internationally-recognized safety approvals, including: UL/cUL, ENEC-VDE, KC, and CQC.
FV Series capacitors are available in 36 case sizes (each with two leads measuring either 3.5 mm or 22 mm in length), two tolerances (±10% or ±20%), two frequencies (50 Hz or 60 Hz), and with capacitance values spanning 0.01 µF to 10 µF. Rated for use in temperatures spanning -40 °C to +110 °C, FV Series capacitors also exhibit excellent insulation resistance, high dielectric strength (1,312 VDC for up to 60 seconds or 2,000 VDC for up to 2 seconds), and long lifetimes of up to 100,000 hours at rated voltage and 70 °C. Halogen-free options are available upon request.