Safety Capacitor for AC power application


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Safety capacitors are designed to fail in an open-circuit mode, and are used in applications where a short-circuit failure would create a risk of fire or electric shock.

All safety capacitors are classified as either X and/or Y capacitors.

  • Class X capacitors are primarily used between L (Line) and N (Neutral) applications.

  • Class Y capacitos are primarily used between L (Line) and G (Ground) or between N (Neutral) and G (Ground) applications.

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Typically, you can select ceramic safety capacitor and film safety capacitor for your application.