Chapter, 2023

Capacitors for electronic power engineering

In: Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronic Power Engineering, 9780128232118

Publisher: Elsevier

DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-821204-2.00060-x

Contributors (1)

Ebel, Thomas (0000-0001-8473-4471) [1]

Affiliations

  1. [1] University of Southern Denmark
  2. [NORA names: SDU University of Southern Denmark; University; Denmark; Europe, EU; Nordic; OECD]

Abstract

Capacitors are fundamental electronic passive components and there are nearly everywhere. There are many different capacitors technologies, with different dielectric materials, form factors and terminals and housings available. This short encyclopedic article discuss the main capacitor types which are relevant for power electronic applications. The main types are Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors, Metallized Film Capacitor, Ceramic Capacitors and Supercapacitors. The principal construction, materials and properties and technological limitations are discussed. Further new upcoming trends of new materials and designs are presented.

Keywords

aluminum electrolytic capacitors, applications, article, capacitor technology, capacitor type, capacitors, ceramic capacitors, components, construction, design, dielectric materials, different dielectric materials, electrolytic capacitors, electronic applications, electronic passive components, engineering, factors, film capacitors, form factors, housing, limitations, main types, materials, metallized film capacitors, new materials, passive components, power electronics applications, power engineering, principal constructions, properties, supercapacitors, technological limitations, technology, terminals, trends, types, upcoming trends