Selecting DC-link capacitors in power converters

‘DC-link’ capacitors feature in many power conversion topologies and must be chosen carefully to give the best trade-off between cost, size and performance.

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Input filtering and protection for switched mode inverters and converters

Inverters and converters have become basic building blocks for many modern power applications. These applications must meet statutory and practical requirements for input EMI filtering and protection against injury to personnel and equipment...

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Specifying explosion-proof connectors

The threat of explosion is real in many of today’s industrial applications, and connectors are critical to explosion proofing since they have the potential to create arcs and sparks as part of normal operation....

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Chip-to-chip at the speed of light

As data centres and data farms continue to expand and grow, better solutions are required for system architectures that allow faster communication and more efficient operation. ...

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Hybrid capacitors combine technologies to get the best of both worlds

Supercapacitors are commonly used as an alternative to a rechargeable battery wherever a quick energy boost is needed, however there is another type of device on the market which combines the best features of EDLCs and Li-ion batteries....

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Understanding ESR in electrolytic capacitors

Adam Chidley explains how component diversity has made selecting the best capacitors for power-related applications more complex than ever, and why taking independent advice makes sense....

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