Panasonic releases safety-rated automotive film capacitors

The AEC-Q200 qualified ECQUA (Class X2-rated) series (Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitors) from Panasonic Industry Europe features Panasonic’s in-house patterned metallisation process with fuse mechanism function.

The series also has 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, Panasonic adds.

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 useable on 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.

Bethan Grylls