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Gas-impregnated / dry type
Extruded round aluminum can with stud
Provided with ceramic discharge module
Triple safety system
Naturally air cooled (or forced air cooling)
Technical data and specifications
Installation Manual" for
actual version, and Installation and Maintenance Instructions for PFC-capacitors, available in the Internet) to ensure optimum performance and prevent products
from failing, and in worst case, bursting and fire.
Information given in the PFC-product profile and values given in the data sheet reflect typical specifications. You are kindly requested to approve our product
specifications or request our approval for your specification before ordering.
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therein without EPCOS' prior express consent is prohibited. The information contained in this data sheet describes the type of component and shall not be
considered as guaranteed characteristics. Purchase orders are subject to the General Conditions for the Supply of Products and Services of the Electrical and
Electronics Industry recommended by the ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association), unless otherwise agreed.
To ensure the full functionality of the overpressure disconnector, elastic elements must not be
Resonance cases must be avoided by appropriate application design in any case.
Handle capacitors carefully, because they may still be charged even after disconnection due to
Failure to follow cautions may result, worst case, in premature failures, bursting and fire.
Capacitors must be discharged to a maximum of 10% of rated voltage before they are switched in
again. This prevents an electric impulse discharge in the application, influences the capacitor's
service life and protects against electric shock. The capacitor must be discharged to 75 V or less
within 3 minutes. There must be not any switch, fuse or any other disconnecting device in the circuit
between the power capacitor and the discharging device. MKV PFC capacitors B-series have a pre-
mounted ceramic discharge module; alternatively discharge reactors are available from EPCOS.
Discharge and short circuit capacitor before handling!
Electrical components do not have an unlimited service life expectancy; this applies to self-healing
capacitors too. The maximum service life expectancy may vary depending on the application the
capacitor is used in.
Electrical or mechanical misapplication of capacitors may be hazardous. Personal injury or property
damage may result from bursting of the capacitor or from expulsion of oil or melted material due to
mechanical disruption of the capacitor.
Provide means of disconnecting and insulating a faulty component/bank.
The terminals of capacitors, connected bus bars and cables as well as other devices may also be
After installation of the capacitor it is necessary to verify that maximum hot-spot temperature is not
exceeded at extreme service conditions.