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From MLCC to Polymer: Unlocking Capacitor Impedance Plot Secrets

Webinar by Bald Engineer with Hioki USA

April 17, 2024, at 1:00 pm CDT

Capacitors are deceptively complex devices. It is why I love talking about them so much! Hioki USA loaned me an LCR Meter that works as an Impedance Analyzer to try out some measurements. As a result, I noted a few things that might catch someone off guard if they have never attempted to characterize capacitors.

For example, many of us know about the MLCC DC Voltage Coefficient. However, do you know how to evaluate whether your parts lose 20 or 80% of their capacitance? Or, what considerations do you need to make when measuring a polymer electrolytic versus a film capacitor?

Another critical consideration: how do you connect an Impedance analyzer to a capacitor?!

These are all things I plan to cover. Sign up now to see the webinar.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of capacitor types: MLCCs, Electrolytics, and Polymers.
  • Understand the importance of characterizing capacitors.
  • Introduction to LCR/Impedance Analyzers: Understanding their role in measuring
  • capacitor parameters.
  • Equipment and Accessories for Capacitor Measurement: Key factors to consider.
  • Live Measurement Demonstrations:
    • Experience first-hand the do’s and don’ts of capacitor measurements through live examples that highlight common pitfalls and best practices.

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