Panasonic Industry Europe releases Safety-rated Automotive Film Capacitors

September 21, 2018 Newsletter
ECQUA series enables designs of high safety and high reliability

The new AEC-Q200 qualified ECQUA (Class X2-rated) series (Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitors) from Panasonic Industry Europe benefits from Panasonic’s original in-house patterned metallization process with fuse mechanism function. This unique technology delivers stable capacitance level over the product lifetime and therefore guarantees a higher reliability of the application.

This series features an operating temperature range of -40°C up to 110°C, a rated voltage of 275V.AC extendable to 305 V.AC for short periods, and a nominal capacitance range of 0.1µF up to 4.7µF. A flame-retardant plastic case and non-combustible resin are utilized leading to accreditation in accordance with UL/CSA and European safety regulation for class X2. All the products are fully RoHS and REACH compliant.

ECQUA series capacitors offer a guaranteed high humidity resistance (THB test: 85°C, 85%, 240V.AC, 1000 hours) and high thermal shock resistance (-40°C ⇔ 85°C, 1000 cycles).

Functioning as interference suppression capacitors, ECQUA series is ideal for a broad spectrum of applications including input / output filtering for charging stations or the input side of On-Board chargers, industrial power supplies, the range of EV / PHEV applications and renewable energy infrastructure.

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