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Dayton Audio DFFC-0.47 0.47uF 400V By-Pass Capacitor
Just want to confirm these are *not* metalized?
They are NOT metalized. They are FILM & FOIL polypropylene. The part number prefex DFFC means Dayton Film & Foil Capacitor. These are film and foil... NOT metalized. Dayton's metalized polypropylene capacitors have the part number prefex DMPC.
Date published: 2013-06-04
How "Low ESR" Are They?
Well?How low ESR are they?
Hi Einric,,Below is detailed explanation of ESR and its math to calculate....Have Fun,,,, i recommend not consuming yourself over ESRsince its not that critical to crossover networks...One of the most important parameters in evaluating a high frequency chip capacitor is the Q factor, or the related equivalent series resistance (ESR). In addition to providing excellent performing RF components, JTI strives to provide our customers with accurate and complete data. Towards this end, a more detailed discussion of Q & ESR measurement issues follows.In theory, a "perfect" capacitor would exhibit an ESR of 0 (zero) ohms and would be purely reactive with no real (resistive) component. The current going through the capacitor would lead the voltage across the capacitor by exactly 90 degrees at all frequencies.In real world usage, no capacitor is perfect, and will always exhibit some finite amount of ESR. The ESR varies with frequency for a given capacitor, and is "equivalent" because its source is from the characteristics of the conducting electrode structures and in the insulating dielectric structure. For the purpose of modeling, the ESR is represented as a single series parasitic element. In past decades, all capacitor parameters were measured at a standard of 1 MHz, but in today’s high frequency world, this is far from sufficient. Typical values for a good high frequency capacitor of a given value could run in the order of about 0.05 ohms at 200 MHz, 0.11 ohms at 900 MHz, and 0.14 ohms at 2000 MHz.The quality factor Q, is a dimensionless number that is equal to the capacitor’s reactance divided by the capacitor’s parasitic resistance (ESR). The value of Q changes greatly with frequency as both reactance and resistance change with frequency. The reactance of a capacitor changes tremendously with frequency or with the capacitance value, and therefore the Q value could vary by a great amount. See Equations 1 and 2.for 1&2 see photos attached
Date published: 2013-06-04