High dv/dt Snubber Capacitors

High dv/dt Snubber Capacitors

Electrical Specification

Capacitance 0.01mfd to 10mfd
Rated voltage 600 VDC to 40000VDC
Temperature Range -55°C to +85°C
Tolerance ±10% standard
Case Box , Mild steel plate
Finish Plated or Powder coated
Terminals Brass terminals

High dv/dt snubber capacitors optimize the performance of the whole circuit thereby reducing the chances of circuit failure. Static dv/dt is a measurement of a thyristor’s ability to retain blocking state under voltage transient influence. The impedance of the device changes to high value while switching from ON to OFF. An auxiliary path is needed to prevent from high induced voltage.

Overheating, over voltage or current flow results in component failure in a circuit. Placing of fuses at suitable locations prevents overflow of current. Hence, snubber circuits are needed to limit the rate of voltage, i.e. dv/dt or rate of change of current, i.e. di/dt.

  • Subjected to high RMS and peak currents and high dv/dt
  • The pulse is observed to have high RMS and peak amplitudes
  • The snubber capacitors must meet two requirements: one is the energy stored in the snubber capacitor must be greater than the energy in the circuit’s inductance and the second is the time constant should be so small.

High dv/dt snubber capacitors so far prevent the circuits from failure while ensuring a perfect flow of voltages and currents.

Functions of Snubbers in Switching Mode

Load line of a Bipolar switching transistor makes the smooth operation.

Reduction of transient voltage and current during ON and OFF conditions.

Reduction of junction temperature by removing transient energy from a switching device and dissipating the energy in a resistor.

Limiting rate of change of currents and voltages during transient times.

Lowering frequency and voltage on a switching device.

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