CBC Basics

The CBC is a cable-based-capacitor which functions similarly to a traditional capacitor does. In basic form, a capacitor is an electric component that stores electrical energy between two conductive plates separated by a distance. The equation to the right describes how capacitance (C) is calculated. It is proportional to the surface area (A) of the conductive plates and inversely proportional to the distance (d) they are separated. 

 
Basic Capacitor Equation
 
 

Traditional Capacitors

 A traditional capacitor has two conductive plates. One acts as the positive electrode and the other acts as the negative (like a battery). The separation of the two plates creates an electric field. Adding energy storage materials between these plates will enhance the energy storing ability of the capacitor.

A traditional capacitor has two conductive plates. One acts as the positive electrode and the other acts as the negative (like a battery). The separation of the two plates creates an electric field. Adding energy storage materials between these plates will enhance the energy storing ability of the capacitor.

Our Capacitors

 Our CBC capacitor is a little different than a traditional capacitor in the sense that it is separated by two concentric plates rather than two parallel plates. Because it is radial rather than planar, the CBC's surface area is increased by pi (3.14) times. Traditional capacitor equations and characteristics still work too. 

Our CBC capacitor is a little different than a traditional capacitor in the sense that it is separated by two concentric plates rather than two parallel plates. Because it is radial rather than planar, the CBC's surface area is increased by pi (3.14) times. Traditional capacitor equations and characteristics still work too. 


How Custom? 

Customize

The cable form factor of the CBC offers a wide range of advantages. One of the most unique, is its ability to be customized. 

The CBC is sold by the spool to electronics distributors. These distributors will cut the CBC to the appropriate length to meet your specification. They do this by following the code in the datasheet which corresponds to numbers visible on the device's exterior insulator shown in the graphic to the left.

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