Covering 21 of our most popular series of aluminum electrolytic capacitors — including FlatPack, Screw Terminal, Snap-In and Plug-In types — our Aluminum Electrolytic Impedance Modeler / SPICE Model Generator will create interactive plots of capacitance, ESR and impedance versus frequency and temperature. It will also generate a Pure SPICE netlist that can be pasted into your circuit modeling software. Click here to go to the calculator page.
CDE Power Conversion Type PC Series capacitors deliver a full 60,000 hour life at rated voltage, at a hot-spot temperature (area reaching the highest temperature) of 85°C. Type PC capacitors are wound using a high crystalline metallized polypropylene (HCPP) film, which possesses an extremely low dissipation factor. Click here to read technical paper
Based on your specified operating conditions of voltage, ripple current, heatsink characteristics, airflow and ambient temperature, this model calculates the internal hotspot temperature and expected lifetime, reliability and failure rate. Change the operating conditions or capacitor type to assist you in choosing the right capacitor for your application. Click here to go to the calculator page.