Green Your Application With MCI High Q Capacitors!

GREEN YOUR APPLICATION WITH MCI HIGH Q CAPACITORS!

 You can reduce power consumption of all your equipment that uses capacitors in AC applications simply by choosing MCI High Q capacitors. Mathematically, Power used by capacitors in AC applications is directly proportional to the capacitors’ dissipation factor; the higher the DF the higher the power consumption. Hence, by changing from a conventional NP0 cap with a DF of .001 (Q = 1000) to an MCI High Q NP0 with a DF of .0001 (Q = 10,000) you will reduce the power dissipated through that device by a factor of 10, yielding a power saving of 90 %. Similarly, if you switch from a typical X7R or BX cap with DF of .01 (Q = 100) you will reduce power by a factor of 100 amounting to a saving of 99 %! Furthermore, the power reduction means a reduction in heat generated which will make your equipment run cooler, prolonging life of all components in it and lowering the load on or possibly eliminating the need for cooling fans and/or heat sinks which can reduce the weight of the equipment. This is particularly important in aircraft, aerospace and hand held applications. Another important advantage of MCI Hi Q capacitors in many applications is their consistently lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) than others of the same value at the same operating conditions. Typical values are shown in the following table.

 

TABLE SHOWING TYPICAL POWER AND SERIES RESISTANCE SAVINGS USING MCI HIGH Q CAPACITORS

DIELECTRIC

W

F

Cap

DF

Q

ESR

P

Power Saving, Watts

 

VAC

 MHz

Pf

   

Ohms

Watts

Hi Q vs traditional NP0

BX, X7R 50 1 100 0.01 100 15.9236 0.015700  
Traditional NP0 50 1 100 0.001 1000 1.5924 0.001570  
High Q NP0 50 1 100 0.0001 10000 0.1592 0.000157 0.015543
BX, X7R 50 10 100 0.01 100 1.5924 0.157000  
Traditional NP0 50 10 100 0.001 1000 0.1592 0.015700  
High Q NP0 50 10 100 0.0001 10000 0.0159 0.001570 0.155430
BX, X7R 50 1000 100 0.01 100 0.0159 15.700000  
Traditional NP0 50 1000 100 0.001 1000 0.0016 1.570000  
High Q NP0 50 1000 100 0.0001 10000 0.0002 0.157000 15.5430
BX, X7R 100 1 100 0.01 100 15.9236 0.062800  
Traditional NP0 100 1 100 0.001 1000 1.5924 0.006280  
High Q NP0 100 1 100 0.0001 10000 0.1592 0.000628 0.062172
BX, X7R 100 10 100 0.01 100 1.5924 0.628000  
Traditional NP0 100 10 100 0.001 1000 0.1592 0.062800  
High Q NP0 100 10 100 0.0001 10000 0.0159 0.006280 0.621720
BX, X7R 100 1000 100 0.01 100 0.0159 62.8000  
Traditional NP0 100 1000 100 0.001 1000 0.0016 6.2800  
High Q NP0 100 1000 100 0.0001 10000 0.0002 0.6280 62.1720
BX, X7R 500 1 100 0.01 100 15.9236 1.5700  
Traditional NP0 500 1 100 0.001 1000 1.5924 0.1570  
High Q NP0 500 1 100 0.0001 10000 0.1592 0.0157 1.554300
BX, X7R 500 10 100 0.01 100 1.5924 15.7000  
Traditional NP0 500 10 100 0.001 1000 0.1592 1.5700  
High Q NP0 500 10 100 0.0001 10000 0.0159 0.1570 15.5430
BX, X7R 500 1000 100 0.01 100 0.0159 1570.00  
Traditional NP0 500 1000 100 0.001 1000 0.0016 157.00  
High Q NP0 500 1000 100 0.0001 10000 0.0002 15.7000 1554.3000