NIC Components Europe has introduced a family of high-voltage ceramic chip X2/Y3 safety capacitors. The NMC-H series is designed to meet the growing demand for surface mount safety capacitors that has resulted from the migration of printed circuit board designs from through hole to surface mount layouts.
The small 1808 (4.6 x 2.0mm) size of the NMC-H series makes them especially useful in product designs that need to have small form factors or where PCB real estate is limited. Capacitance values available range from 5.0pF to 0.0015pF. Lower capacitance value parts use an NPO dielectric while higher values use X7R. All parts from the range are rated to 3000V DC / 250V AC. NMC-H capacitors provide interference suppression in antenna coupling and line-bypass applications. Typical markets where applications for X2/Y3 safety capacitors can be found include telecom and datacom equipment, computing, industrial controls, radio and TV broadcast and medical equipment. A wide operating temperature range of -55°C to +125°C for both NPO and X7R derivatives enables NMC-H capacitors to be used in most operating environments. All devices in the series are TW safety agency certified and meet the requirements of UL1414 and EN 132400 1992+A2+A3+A4. The capacitors are supplied with lead-free terminations as standard.
NIC Components Europe Ltd, Bucks MK18 1TH, UK. www.niccomp.com