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Vented Capacitor

United States Patent

April 11, 2006
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A technique of increasing the corona inception voltage (CIV), and thereby increasing the operating voltage, of film/foil capacitors is described. Intentional venting of the capacitor encapsulation improves the corona inception voltage by allowing internal voids to equilibrate with the ambient environment.
Brubaker; Michael Allen (Loveland, CO), Hosking; Terry Alan (Barre, VT)
Field Metrics, Inc. (Seminole, FL)
10/ 905,352
December 29, 2004
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-FG03-01ER83228 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.