Embedded thermocouples offer true application performance evaluation

(Posted on 04/02/13)

ICW understand that metalised polypropylene and polyester film capacitors are often selected for use in power electronic applications for their low losses and exceptional life times.

At ICW we have developed sophisticated thermal modelling tools and work with our customers to supply performance data for a wide range of operating parameters. However we also recognise that assumed operating conditions and thermal calculations can only go so far! We therefore regularly supply capacitors with embedded thermocouples to customers for development testing and in service logging of actual operating conditions.Through careful assembly it is usually possible to embed a sensor at the theoretical hot spot location at the center of the capacitor winding without affecting the capacitor performance

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