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Capacitor Discharge IC 8-Pin SOIC
Manufacturer Part #: CAP002DG
Alternate Part #: CAP002DG
When AC voltage is applied, CAPZero blocks current flow in the X capacitor safety discharge resistors, reducing the power loss to less than 5 mW, or essentially zero1 at 230 VAC. When AC voltage is disconnected, CAPZero automatically discharges the X capacitor by connecting the series discharge resistors. This operation allows total flexibility in the choice of the X capacitor to optimize differential mode EMI filtering and reduce inductor costs, with no change in power consumption. Designing with CAPZero is simply a matter of selecting the appropriate CAPZero device and external resistor values for the X capacitor value being used. This design choice will provide a worst case RC time constant, when the AC supply is disconnected, of less than 1 second as required by international safety standards. The simplicity and ruggedness of the two terminal CAPZero IC makes it an ideal choice in systems designed to meet EuP Lot 6 requirements. The CAPZero family has two voltage grades: 825 V and 1000 V. The voltage rating required depends on surge requirement and circuit configuration of the application.