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Syfer’s ProtectiCap chips save on production stage


The latest innovation in multilayer chip capacitors (MLCCs) from Syfer Technology is a range of compact devices suitable for high voltage applications, supplied with a built-in protective coating. Typically, with standard high voltage capacitors, a special coating is applied after the devices are soldered onto the board in order to minimise the risk of flashover from one termination on the chip to the other.

This new technology removes the need to apply a conformal coating after soldering as it has its own built-in protective coating. The new revolutionary design increases the voltage capability by preventing flashover on Multilayer Chip Capacitors in high voltage applications such as power supplies, lighting ballasts and inverters.

Therange provides the highest working voltages in the industry for each case size, allowing significant downsizing with no loss of performance. Available in sizes 1206 to 2220 with rated voltages in the range 2kV to 5kV.

Additional specifications include operational temperature range of -55 to 125°C, temperature coefficient of capacitance typically at +/-15%, and insulation resistance of 100Gohms or 1000s, whichever is the least.

This range is fully compliant with the RoHS and WEEE directives and parts are compatible with lead free solders.