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Power Conversion Capacitors for Harsh Environments

Outdoor installations of power conversion systems are becoming more prevalent as the demand for EV charging, grid infrastructure and photovoltaic (PV) installations increases. Projects of this kind require capacitors and other components that can withstand a wide range of operating conditions, including temperatures upwards of 150 °C, high humidity and high vapor pressure.

In this white paper, we’ll discuss:

  • The role of capacitors in power conversion circuitry
  • Important characteristics for power conversion capacitors operating in harsh environments
  • Trends in power conversion technology that result in greater stress on capacitors


About the Authors


Peter Matthews is Director of Technical Marketing at Knowles Precision Devices. Peter has over 20 years of experience in technology sales, marketing, and product management. In his current role, Peter assesses technology trends in existing and emerging markets to provide guidance on the impacts for Knowles, Knowles' customers, and the industry overall.


Scott Franco Scott Franco is Director of Marketing for the Knowles Cornell Dubilier brand. He has more than 30 years of capacitor industry experience and currently leads product teams to develop and implement strategies that use industry-leading core capacitor technologies and provide long-term sustainable growth.


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