Application Note

Factors Affecting Temperature Rise In MLC Capacitors

Source: Knowles Precision Devices DLI

The advantages of multilayer ceramic capacitors over plastic film types include their smaller physical size, lower inductance, and ability to operate at higher temperatures. These advantages make MLC capacitors well suited to high power applications, such as power converter systems in electric and hybrid electric vehicles. When selecting a capacitor to operate at high temperatures, it is useful to understand how its operating conditions can affect its working temperature. This application note explores the factors that affect the working temperature of an MLC capacitor. Download the full paper for more information.

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