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Posts Tagged: Knowles Precision Devices

Addressing MLCC performance issues in high-voltage EV applications

In recent years, multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) have emerged as an excellent capacitor option for the high-power electrical systems needed in electric vehicle (EVs) due to their small physical size, low inductance, and ability to operate at higher temperatures. However, engineers are facing two big challenges with MLCCs including DC bias that can cause capacitance loses of 80 to… Read more »

Knowles develops next-generation safety capacitors to meet the growing demand for 800-volt EV systems

As EV-makers continue to upgrade from 400 V to 800 V systems, parts suppliers have been hustling to keep up with the new specs. Knowles Precision Devices, for example, specializes in high-voltage capacitors—it’s a market leader in multi-layer ceramic capacitors rated from about 200 V up to 12,000 V. Looking back just 10 or 15… Read more »

Webinar: Selecting safe and reliable components for high-voltage EVs

With high-performance electric vehicles such as the Porsche Taycan in production, and several manufacturers slated to release EVs with 800 V battery systems in 2021, using high-voltage battery systems in EVs is no longer just theoretical. The advent of higher-voltage vehicles means the decisions EV designers and OEMs must make when selecting the components used… Read more »