Ceramic Capacitors FAQ

Safety standard

Is it possible to use the GA3 Series type GF/4520(in mm)/1808(in inch)size Safety Standard Certified product as an AC-DC power circuit Y capacitor?

In general power supplies, 45**-size Y2 capacitors cannot be used because the (creepage) distance between electrodes is not sufficient. However, there are cases where they can be used in power supplies for IEC 60950 (data processing) equipment because the standards for (creepage) distance between electrodes are less strict. 

Type GF capacitors are subject to approval by the certification authorities listed below. Contact the relevant certification authority regarding suitability for use.

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