Technical Article: Controlled Self-Healing of Power Film Capacitors
Controlled Self-Healing of Power Film Capacitors
Written By: Kevin Cho
In high voltage, high energy applications such as electric trains and solar power grids, the safety and reliability of capacitors are paramount. Catastrophic failures and associated explosions or fires are unacceptable. Just as importantly, service lifetime and predictability for optimizing up-time are critical to the product’s success. Film capacitors with controlled self-healing are the ideal solution to these challenges and can be obtained in various sizes and technical specifications.
This whitepaper discusses the distinctions between aluminum electrolytic and metal film capacitors before considering some distinct advantages of film capacitors and the self-healing properties of metallized film capacitors. DOWNLOAD TECHNICAL PAPER