Murata has announced a number of new additions to its EVC series of high permissive current capacitors aimed at automotive applications. Three new multilayer monolithic ceramic capacitors products have been designed for the power electronics market. These surface mounting capacitors, measuring 16 x 20 mm and having an EIA U2J temperature characteristic offering an operating temperature range from -55 degrees C to +125 degrees C. An absolute maximum case temperature of +150 degrees C is permitted for a short duration.
The additions to the EVC series are 1.2uF / 500 VDC, 300 nF / 1kV and 100 nF / 1.4 kV. The maximum allowable current, at 100 kHz, is 30 Amps (RMS).
Typical applications for the EVC series include use as a smoothing or snubber capacitor for inverter/converter applications or as a resonance capacitor for a wireless charging system.