AUSTIN, TX – Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, timing, synchronization, RF, connectivity, and power component solutions, announces the release of a new application note titled "Abracon AIRD Inductors Achieve High Breakdown Voltage Lighting Applications". Read the complete application note here.

Below is an excerpt:

Introduction

In a typical LED lighting application, the controller handles several hundred Watts of power, and the ballast voltage can go up to around 300 Volts. Therefore, it is imperative that the inductor used is able to simultaneously withstand high power and high voltage.

Insulation Mechanism

When inductors are used in a high voltage application, the partial discharge over an extended time period degrades the insulation layers and the metallization near the voltage gap. Eventually, this partial discharge chars through the metal and conducts current across the gap.

MnZn Ferrite core is characterized as high permeability, high flux-density core-material and is commonly used in such inductors. However, the intrinsic property of this core material is poor insulation performance. The insulation typically breaks down between 200 ~ 300V, which may cause overheating and may result in controller-board failure. To overcome this challenge, Abracon’s AIRD series inductors utilize a specialized epoxy coating on the surface of the core...

Read the complete application note here.

About Abracon, LLC | The Heartbeat of the IoT™

Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. With a broad portfolio of quartz crystals, crystal and MEMS oscillators, real time clocks, power inductors, IoT antennas and more, Abracon supports go-to-market needs by reliably supplying the most advanced components that tackle the toughest design challenges. Focused on quality and innovation, Abracon helps savvy engineers transform their ideas into products that meet the opportunities of tomorrow. The company is ISO9001-2015 certified with design & application engineering resources in Texas and sales offices in the US, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, Israel, Hungary, UK, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

For more information about Abracon, visit www.abracon.com.


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