Ceramic Capacitors Developed for Hybrids and PEVs
Developed for the power electronics market (including advanced technology vehicles), the EVC series of multilayer monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCC) from Murata Electronics has dimensions of 32 mm (L) × 40 mm (W) × 3.7 mm (T). The maximum rated capacitance value is rated at 630 VDC, and has aneffective capacitance of 12 µF at 400 VDC. The allowable ripple current is 20 Arms at 20 kHz, with a dielectric withstanding voltage of 750 V and maximum operating temperature of 125°C. The EVC series also includes surface mountable, lead-free termination, leads, re-flows, oldering compatibility, and resistance to thermal cycling. For quantities greater than 10,000/month, cost is $35USD each.