An Insight Into Capacitors And Benefits Of Polypropylene Film Capacitor

by Crazzy Paul Digital Markting Professional

The main motive behind any engineering design is cost effectiveness and optimum benefit from it. Thus, in this stage, the film capacitors play a significant role. They are specially designed with plastic as dielectric to offer low self-inductance and to ensure stability over time. They are also used to absorb high power values in the process. They are made up of various polymeric material to get the desired response with high quality services. This article will give a detailed insight regarding the types and uses of capacitors.

Different types of capacitor according to the forming material are used for convenience. Some of them are listed below:


This material is used a s a dielectric to sit in between the two capacitor plate. The Polyester film capacitors are unique in their applications as they use a chemical in the main film. They are also referred as PET for the type of dielectric used. They generally offer high dielectric strength as they can make high voltage capacitors into a small one. It is also beneficial to use as it offers low equivalent resistance with a high degree of tolerance at low cost.


Polypropylene film capacitors are widely used because of its long listed advantages, starting from packaging to labeling of various items. Being an additional polymer it is rugged and unusually resistant to a lot of chemical solvents and organic bases. This is a basic advantage that separates it from others. It generally gives high-temperature sensitivity with better conductivity and stable capacitance drift.

Some general advantages of this are as listed below:
a) They generally have a well suited and stable capacitance and do not fluctuate with voltage changes. The temperature coefficient is low and linear.
b) They can absorb high voltage changes
c) They can be functioned at high temperature.
d) They give low inductance level at low equivalent series resistances.

Metal body:

A metalized capacitor is generally self-heating with an alloyed sheet to promote a required degree of sensitivity at any desired thickness. It finds its use in case of clear ability and metallization thickness.


The dielectric medium used in the capacitor is the most important consideration as it controls all the major modification. Mixed dielectric film capacitor is used with a tissue paper and a polypropylene film in between. It gives better capillary action with stable impregnation. It makes the capacitor stronger with good insulation thickness.

These are the most advanced and efficient capacitors that offer all the required degree of effectiveness and operational stability.

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