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.
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.