KPS HV (KEMET Power Solutions, High Voltage), Large Case (≥1515), SM Series capacitors in X7R dielectric are designed to meet robust performance standards required in higher reliability industrial applications. Utilizing lead-frame technology, SM Series devices isolate the multilayer ceramic chip component from the printed circuit board providing advanced mechanical and thermal stress performance. Isolation of the chip component also addresses concerns for audible, microphonic noise that may occur when a bias voltage is applied. Although this technology does not eliminate the potential for mechanical damage that may propagate during extreme environmental and handling conditions, it does demonstrate superior performance over non-isolating systems. Available in both formed "L" and "J" lead configurations, SM Series devices offer up to 10mm of board flex capability and exhibit lower ESR, ESL and higher current discharge capability when compared to other dielectric solutions.
Combined with the stability of an X7R dielectric, KEMET’s High Voltage SM Series devices exhibit a predictable change in capacitance with respect to time and voltage and boast a minimal change in capacitance with reference to ambient temperature. Capacitance change is limited to ±15% from -55°C to +125°C.
KEMET's Industrial grade products offer addtional screening options for higher reliability applications. Both Group A and Group B testing/inspection options per MIL-PRF-49467 are available for the SM Series.