Development and Characterization of a >1kV Power Electronic Capacitor for >300 degree C Operation
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORP LINTHICUMHEIGHTS MD
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Currently, a large suite of electronic systems used in commercial and industrial applications which include, but are not limited to, automotive, nuclear power, and well logging systems require cycle-life performance that would benefit significantly from components designed and optimized for higher temperatures 20 deg C to 60 deg C under harsh environmental conditions. This paper presents the development, characteristics and life tests of a 1 kv, 30 deg C reconstituted mica paper power electronics capacitor system, including a full-size 2.4 microfarad unit. It should be noted that reconstituted mica paper capacitors are used in a variety of applications, and that they are particularly well suited for use in high voltage, high temperature electronic systems silicone impregnated mica paper capacitors are available for operation at 260 deg C.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment