Ceramic Capacitors FAQ

Mounting

Do you take any precautions for pattern construction of base for mounting capacitors?

  1. Unlike leaded components, chip components are susceptible to flexing stresses since they are mounted directly on the substrate.
    They are also more sensitive to mechanical and thermal stresses than leaded components.
    Excess solder fillet height can multiply these stresses and cause chip cracking. When designing substrates, take land patterns and dimensions into consideration to eliminate the possibility of excess solder fillet height.

  2. There is a possibility of chip cracking caused by PCB expansion/contraction with heat, because stress on a chip is different depending on PCB material and structure. When the thermal expansion coefficient greatly differs between the board used for mounting and the chip, it will cause cracking of the chip due to the thermal expansion and contraction.When capacitors are mounted on a fluorine resin printed circuit board or on a single-layered glass epoxy board, it may also cause cracking of the chip for the same reason.


Please check below for another Caution and Notice.

Caution/Notice MLCC for automotive (PDF)


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