New series of safety standard certified capacitors

12/6/2016

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
President/Statutory Representative Director:
Tsuneo Murata

Overview

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is expanding its rated voltage lineup with the introduction of a new series of safety standard certified ceramic capacitors that includes the X1/Y1 class. 
The new AC400V rated and AC500V rated products have high impulse tolerance and are therefore suitable for use in large-scale equipment where high reliability is needed, such as solar cell generating systems and FA machinery. In addition, a group of new products with AC250V rating and AC300V rating are smaller in size than similar products from other companies, making them ideal for smaller equipment such as chargers for mobile phones.
Production for this new lineup starts in December 2016, with the range of capacitance offerings being gradually expanded in 2017. 

Supplement

New lineup of safety standard certified capacitors

Safety Standard Subclass Product Name and Type Rated Voltage Approval Standard
Characteristics
X1 / Y1

DE1 Series

Type RA

AC500V
ENEC*2 (VDE), UL, CQC
High impulse tolerance (Product Info)
AC300V
ENEC (VDE), UL, CQC
Small size (Product Info)
AC250V
ENEC (VDE), UL, CQC, KTC
Small size (Product Info)

DE1 Series
Type KX

AC250V
AC300V
IEC60384-14
Conventional products (Product Info)
X1 / Y2

DE2 Series

Type SA

AC400V
ENEC (VDE), UL, CQC
High impulse tolerance (Product Info)
AC300V ENEC (VDE), UL, CQC
Small size (Product Info)
AC250V
ENEC (VDE), UL, CQC, KTC
Small size (Product Info)
 

DE2 Series

Type KY

AC250V
AC300V
IEC60384-14
Conventional products (Product Info)

Safety standard certified capacitors eliminate noise that originates primarily in commercial AC power lines, and they are connected between power lines and between chassis and power lines. A capacitor connected between two power lines is called an X capacitor, while one connected between a chassis and a power line is called a Y capacitor. Capacitors that have received safety standard approval are utilized. Most Y capacitors are ceramic capacitors.

Explanation of terms

*1 Safety Standard: A standard or regulation implemented to prevent fires and accidents from being caused by equipment or electronic parts.

*2 ENEC: European Norms Electrical Certification. A license showing conformity to EU jointly adopted EN Standards, which are widely recognized in Europe. 


Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com