In-built protective coating, designed to prevent flashover in high-voltage applications has been developed by Syfer Technology enhancing the company’s existing range of Multilayer Chip Capacitors (MLCC’s).

Conventionally, standard high-voltage capacitors have a special coating applied after the devices are soldered onto the board in order to minimise the risk of flashover from one termination on the chip to another. 

However this new process addresses this issue as the coating minimises the risk of flashover and avoids the need to apply conformal coating after soldering. 

The devices are suited to a wide range of applications including power supplies, lighting ballasts, inverters/DC link, and general high voltage circuits.