A device made up of two metallic plates separated by a dielectric (insulating material). Used to store electrical energy in the electrostatic field between the plates. It produces an impedance to an ac current.
A circuit element formed by placing an insulating layer between two conducting layers; its function is to store a measure of electrical charge until needed. It is a very important component of memory chips.
are simple, non-semiconductor electrical components, the current through which is related to the rate at which voltage changes across it.
a piece of electrical equipment used for power factor correction (see Transformers KVA, KVAR).
Devices that store electrical energy and are used to correct low power factor: Capacitors improve power factor and reduce the total power (kVA) that equipment consumes by supplying magnetic needs and locally reducing the reactive power (kVAR).
A thingy that holds an electrical charge to keep voltage level stable. Two types. Pancake: Flat, round, different diameters. With 2 wires coming out of the edge. A positive and a negative. Tin can: Cylindrical, different lengths and diameters. Two wires coming out of the bottom. Positive and negative.
An electronic component that stores electrical charge - can be used to buffer power supply lines to provide extra charge when needed or to filter out sudden changes in voltage.
It is critical to operation performance and motor life to specify the correct capacitor with motor selection. Capacitor ratings to HP ratings will vary with different brands and applications. Merkle-Korff will recommend the correct capacitor to meet your requirements.
High voltage capacitors, ceramic capacitors, aluminum electrolytic capacitors, motor, oil filled and military capacitor manufacturers.