AC Capacitors for neon PFC (fwd)
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Date: Sun, 18 Jan 98 16:55:00 -0500
From: Adam <absmith-at-tiac-dot-net>
To: tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: AC Capacitors for neon PFC
I got the Allied Electronics catalog today (www.allied.avnet-dot-com) and it
has a selection of AC capacitors for lighting, motor run caps and
Particularly notable are the ASC brand oil-filled (non-PCB) metallized
polypropylene caps. These are designed for PFC use and come in values of
330, 370 and 440 volts, from 15 to 50 uF. Prices range from 330V 15uF at
$5.20 to 440V 50uf caps at $12.05 each. Seems like a good choice for
neon PFC use.
GE has similar offerings rated up to 660VAC, but they are more expensive.
The 440VAC 50uF cap is $39.88 for example. These are "motor run" caps.