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ISBN: 9780071848565 | 0071848568
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Pub. Date: 11/5/2014

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A state-of-the-art guide to capacitors and their applications

This practical resource provides a comprehensive overview of capacitor technology and its evolution to keep pace with the emerging electrical and electronics industry. Computers, mobile devices, power supplies, automobiles, and other systems are consuming unprecedented quantities of capacitors. This book discusses capacitor physics, raw materials, and the latest manufacturing processes and describes how to select appropriate products for specific applications. Testing methods to ensure optimum capacitor performance are also included in this cutting-edge reference.

Capacitors covers:

  • Introduction to capacitors
  • Properties of dielectrics
  • Polypropylene and polyester film
  • Metallized films
  • Types of capacitors
  • Power factor correction capacitors
  • Switching of capacitors
  • Harmonics in power systems
  • Power quality management
  • Electrolytic capacitors
  • Ceramic capacitors
  • Mica capacitors
  • Ultracapacitors : the future of energy storage
  • Auto ignition and CDI capacitors
  • Electronic grade capacitors
  • Capacitors for RFI suppression
  • Energy storage and pulse capacitors
  • Application in electronic circuits
  • Capacitors for power electronics
  • Manufacture of paper/plastic film capacitors
  • Selection guide for capacitors
  • Capacitor failures and their mitigation

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