KEMET PME295 Y1 EMI Suppression Capacitors

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KEMET PME295 metallized paper capacitor feature a high dielectric constant with excellent self-healing properties and transient handling capabilities.  KEMET metallized paper capacitors develop a high ionization level due to the impregnated dielectric material and maintain outstanding reliability in mains connected and other low frequency applications.  KEMET Evox PME295 capacitors are constructed of a multi-layer metallized paper dielectric encapsulated and impregnated in self-extinguishing material meeting the requirements of UL94V-O.  Typical applications of the KEMET PME295 capacitors are interference suppressors.

KEMET PME295 metallized paper capacitors are classified as both Y1 capacitors. Y1 capacitors are used in positions where a failure of the capacitor could expose somebody to danger of electric shock and uses double insulation or reinforced insulation. KEMET PME295 capacitors meet the most stringent IEC humidity class, 56 days; while maintaining the highest possible safety regarding active and passive flammability.

Self Healing of KEMET Impregnated Paper Capacitors

If a conducting particle or a voltage surge punctures the dielectric, an arc occurs at the point of failure melting the surrounding metal and insulating the area of the breakdown. In the metallized paper capacitor as processed by KEMET a breakdown caused by a short transient normally results in an improvement of the insulation resistance. KEMET metallized paper capacitors are to be preferred if the capacitor is to be used where uncontrolled transient voltages can occur.


International Standard: IEC 60384-14; EN132400
Rated Voltage VAC (VDC): 440 VAC, (480 VDC)
Test Voltage (Factory test): 4000 VAC
Max. Temp °C: 110
Capacitance range:μF 0.47uF - 4.7uF
Capacitance Tolerances: 20 ±%
Climatic Category (IEC 60068) 40/115/56/B
Pulse Rise Time, V/μs max. dU/dt in operation: 2000
Lead Spacing, mm: 15.0
Packaging: Bulk in boxes, on tray or taped on reels
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  • Y1 Class
  • Self-extinguishing UL 94V-0 encapsulation material
  • Excellent self-healing properties
  • High dU/dt capability
  • Small dimensions
  • RoHS Compliant


  • Safety capacitor for bridging of double or reinforced insulation applications requiring voltage test up to 4000 VAC 60 seconds.