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Glossary

Most commonly used terminology in the manufacture of capacitors

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AC RIPPLE

ABSORPTION

AGING

ALTERNATING CURRENT

AMBIENT TEMPERATURE

ANODE

ARCOVER VOLTAGE

BREAKDOWN

BREAKDOWN VOLTAGE

CAPACITANCE

CAPACITIVE REACTANCE

CAPACITOR

CATHODE

CHARGE

CONDUCTANCE

CONDUCTIVITY

CONDUCTOR

CONTAMINANT

CORONA

CORONA RESISTANCE

CORROSION

COULOMB

CREEPAGE

CRITICAL VOLTAGE

DELAMINATION

DIELECTRIC

DIELECTRIC ABSORPTION

DIELECTRIC CONSTANT

DIELECTRIC LOSS

DIELECTRIC LOSS ANGLE

DIELECTRIC PHASE ANGLE

DIELECTRIC POWER FACTOR

DIELECTRIC STRENGTH

DIELECTRIC TEST

DISPERSION

DISPLACEMENT CURRENT

DISRUPTIVE DISCHARGE

DISSIPATION FACTOR

ELECTRIC FIELD INTENSITY

ELECTRIC STRENGTH

ELECTRODE

ELECTRON

ENCAPSULATING

EPOXY RESINS

FARAD

FIBER

FILLER

FLAME RESISTANCE

FLAMMABILITY

FLASHOVER

FREQUENCY

GRADED INSULATION

GRADIENT

GROUNDED PARTS

HARDENER

HEAT SINK

HERTZ

HYGROSCOPIC

HYSTERESIS

IMPEDANCE

IMPREGNATE

IMPULSE

INSULATION

INSULATION RESISTANCE

INSULATOR

INTERSTICE

ION

ION EXCHANGE RESINS

IONIZATION

LINE OF FORCE

MOISTURE RESISTANCE

NYLON

ORGANIC

OVER POTENTIAL

OVERVOLTAGE

PARTIAL DISCHARGE

PERMITTIVITY

PH

PLASTIC

PLASTIC DEFORMATION

PLASTICIZER

POLARITY

POLYAMIDE

POLYCARBONATE RESINS

POLYESTER

POLYETHYLENE

POLYISOBUTYLENE

POLYMER

POLYMERIZE

POLYPROPYLENE

POLYSTYRENE

POLYVINYL ACETATE

POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC)

POLYVINYL CHLORIDE ACETATE

POLYVINYLIDENE FLORIDE

POTENTIAL VOLTAGE

POTTING

POWER

POWER FACTOR

PRESSURE

PROTON

RELATIVE HUMIDITY

RESIN

RESISTANCE

RESISTIVITY

ROENTGEN

SCHERING BRIDGE

SEMICONDUCTOR

SHEET

SHELF LIFE

SILICONE

SOLUTE

SOLVENT

SPARKOVER

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

STAPLE FIBERS

STORAGE LIFE

SURFACE CREEPAGE VOLTAGE

SURFACE FLASHOVER

SURFACE LEAKAGE

SURFACE RESISTIVITY

SURGE

TEAR STRENGTH

TENSILE STRENGTH

THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

THERMAL ENDURANCE

THERMAL EXPANSION

THERMOPLASTIC

TRACKING

VINYL RESIN

VISCOSITY

VOLT

VOLTAGE

VOLUME RESISTIVITY

WATER ABSORPTION

WIRE

YIELD STRENGTH