WEET Shares and Tell What is The Six Differences Between CBB (CBB19,CBB20,CBB22 ) and MPK Capacitors

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MPK capacitor is often called anti-interference capacitor:

In practical application, some people often can't distinguish the difference between CBB capacitor and MPK capacitor. This article will introduce the difference between CBB capacitor and MPK capacitor from the aspects of
encapsulation, application, electrical difference, efficiency and so on, so as to help you understand the difference between the two capacitors comprehensively and stereoscopically.

Outsourcing method:

The main difference between safety capacitor MPK X2 and CBB22 capacitor lies in the way of external sealing. The box structure of safety capacitor has better flame retardancy and sealing performance. However, CBB22 is basically of immersion type, so its sealing problem is well solved.
Some manufacturers of CBB22 series adopt aluminum film production, others use zinc aluminum film production. The electric properties of the capacitors produced by zinc aluminum film are similar to those of the safety regulations. It is characterized by strong DC withstand voltage capability. The characteristic of aluminum film structure products is that the loss is smaller than that of zinc aluminum film, and the high-frequency AC withstand voltage ability is strong, but the DC withstand voltage capacity is not as good as that of zinc aluminum film.

Usage and application:

CBB22 is lower than MKP in cost and can replace MKP in electrical performance. 
The AC power calculation formula is as follows: P = U * U / XC = U * U / (1 / 2 π FC). U is the effective value of AC voltage, XC is the capacitance reactance, F is the frequency corresponding to AC voltage U, and C is the capacity. MKP capacitor is mainly used for EMI incoming line filtering, CBB capacitor is mainly used for oscillation, coupling, resistance capacitance buck circuit; CBB22 cost is lower than MKP, in terms of electrical performance, it can replace MKP under the condition of meeting actual DC withstand voltage.

Different naming methods:

MKP is a commonly used naming method for Taiwan series or Korean series capacitor plants. The corresponding name in China is CBB19, also known as safety code capacitor. The safety regulations are classified into X1, X2 and X3, among which X2 is the most conventional series and has been certified by many countries. The specification of CBB22 corresponding to Taiwan series or Korean series is MPP capacitor, which is a common type thin film capacitor, generally without safety certification.

Electrical difference:

The nominal rated voltage of MKP capacitor is 250 / 275VAC (X2), but its DC withstand voltage should reach 2000VDC 2s. However, CBB22 capacitor withstand voltage standard is only 1.6 times of rated voltage, and other static electrical parameters are the same.


The efficiency is affected by the capacitor AC voltage, DC voltage, frequency of these three phase to determine. The concept of working power on capacitor and load power should not be confused, and one power can not be generalized. For the problem of frequency, although many signs are 50 ~ 60Hz, they can also be used in 20 ~ 60KHZ. Some lines are higher. The difference lies in the AC voltage under different frequency conditions, which mainly depends on the power borne by the capacitor not exceeding the standard value. If the power of the working capacitors (MKP61 and CBB22) is 3000W, the capacitance itself will be very hot, so the iron punched capacitors (MKP61 and CBB22) will be broken.

Insulation performance of capacitor:

Both MKP61 and CBB19 capacitors use polypropylene film dielectric, so the loss is small and the heat value is small. In the actual use of the circuit, the temperature rise should not exceed 6 ℃ (higher than the ambient temperature). In the actual test, the temperature rise of many circuit boards is within 4 ℃. If the temperature rise is higher than this condition, it indicates that the working power of the capacitor is too high, and both capacitors are easy to fail.

MKP61 capacitor has better thermal insulation and heat dissipation performance than CBB22 because of its flame retardant shell and potting material. If the capacitor is close to power transistor or other heating elements, MKP61 is safer to use, and CBB22 is more economical if it is far away from the heat source.

WEET What CBB19 Axial Capacitor can Help Achieve Effects in Audio and Crossover Circuit

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CBB19 piercing axial capacitor can help achieve the following effects in audio circuit:

1. Good high frequency extension, fine and smooth
2. Low frequency diving depth, clean and full, full of elasticity and strength
3. The distortion of intermediate frequency is very small, transparent and warm, the voice is friendly and natural, thick, magnetic, not exaggerated and nasal
4. Good resolution, rich details, and clear playback of small signals

CBB19 axial through capacitor is made of imported metallized polypropylene organic film, which is made of overlapped electrodes at both ends. 
Thin metal is plated on vacuum as electrode. Copper clad tin oxide with high purity and large diameter is used as lead wire at both ends. Epoxy resin is poured into both ends and yellow pet tape is used. 
It is widely used in high frequency, DC, AC and pulse circuits.

WEET Shares the MKT MKP Axial Film Capacitors Common Tolerance Codes and Markings

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Due to the space of the capacitors, specially small size capacitors, sometimes manufacturers use code letter to save room of the marking.
Today, we would like to introduce the EIA/IEC/JIS Common Tolerance Codes about capacitors.

There are lots of code under this system, however J, K, M used most often.
Also, we should not follow the code table exactly, as some factories will have some change on their own.
Such as, WEE Technology use I for ±3%, some use H or E.
So, when you order some capacitors, you have to write down the not only the tolerance code, but also the numbers of each tolerance.

EIA/IEC/JIS Common Tolerance Codes
<10pFrareA ±0.05pF
B ±0.1pF
C ±0.25pF
D ±0.5pF
10pF & uprareE ±0.5%
10pF & up
F ±1%
10pF & up
G ±2%
10pF & uprareH ±3%
10pF & uprareI ±4%
10pF & up
J ±5%
10pF & up
K ±10%
10pF & uprareL ±15%
10pF & up
M ±20%
10pF & uprareN ±30%
10pF & uprareP0/+100%
10pF & uprareQ-10/+30%
10pF & uprareS ±22%
10pF & uprareT-10/+50%
10pF & uprareU-10/+75%
10pF & uprareV0/+100%
10pF & uprareW-10/+100%
10pF & uprareY-20/+5%
10pF & up

WEET China CL20 Axial Yellow Color Metallized Polyester (MKT) Polypropylene Film Flat Caps

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The dielectric polyethylene terephthalate (PET), better known as polyester, is the most common one. 
With this foil it is possible to create small dimensions, operating temperatures up to 125 °C as well as very good self-healing performance.

The medium voltage level up to 1000 V and the pulse handling capability combined with a broad value range are reasons why this product can be used in the majority of applications. 
Such as automotive, industrial, lighting, consumer and telecommunications

WEET WMB 630V 4.7uF +/-5% MKT Capacitors are wildly used in audio applications as well. 

WEET Shears The Classification Advantages and Disadvantages of Polyester Film Capacitors

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Polyester film capacitor is often referred to as CL capacitor. Their common feature is that they are all wound with metallized polyester film, such as common CL21 capacitor, CL21X capacitor, CL20 axial capacitor, etc. 

What classification and function does metallized polyester film have? Here is a detailed introduction.

Metallized film is to evaporate aluminum or zinc aluminum to the surface of the film in vacuum. 
The material has high dielectric constant, high insulation resistance, good heat resistance and tensile resistance, which is suitable for making metallized polyester film capacitors.

Common classification of metallized polyester film:

Aluminum metallized polyester film with single side and single edge
Aluminum metallized polyester film with double side and single edge
Single side multi string aluminum metallized polyester film
Single side single edge zinc plus aluminum metallized polyester film

The characteristics of metallized polyester film capacitor are as follows:

It has the advantages of wide capacity range, small volume (smaller than polypropylene film capacitance), high temperature resistance (up to 120 ℃), light weight, relatively low price, good self-healing property. Some small capacity can be produced by series metallized film, with high pressure resistance, high temperature wax inner sealing, flame retardant epoxy powder sealing, stable moisture resistance and low noise.

The metallized polyester container has self-healing characteristics, that is, if there is a defect in the plastic film of the capacitor, it will break down when voltage is applied, then the metal film here will evaporate, and there will be no short circuit phenomenon, so that the capacitor can still work normally.

Disadvantages: metallized ester film capacitor is not resistant to high frequency, and the loss is larger at high frequency.

The function of metallized polyester film capacitor is as follows:

It is suitable for DC isolation, bypass and coupling. It is widely used in filtering low pulse circuit.

WEET Teach Us the Capacitors Classification by Media Materials ,Electrode and Package

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According to the media materials:Polypropylene PP, Polyester PET, Polyphenylene sulfide, Poly (naphthalene ethyl ester) PPS, PEN, Polystyrene PS, Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE, Polycarbonate PC and paper, Acrylic resin

Paint film and so on.

According to the electrode: metal foil, metallization (also divided into aluminum, zinc, zinc aluminum, copper metallization), and the mixed form of the two

According to package: no package, epoxy resin package, plastic shell package, metal shell package, etc

WEET CL20 WMB Series 250V metallized polyester film flat axial capacitor (metallized polyester film capacitor), with metallized polyester film as medium and electrode, wrapped with flame retardant tape and sealed with epoxy resin, has excellent electrical performance, good reliability, high temperature resistance, small volume, large capacity and good self-healing performance. 
It is suitable for AC and DC circuits of instruments and household appliances, and widely used in audio system frequency division circuit.

WEET WMB 100V MET/MEA(CL20) Capacitors Cross Reference To jbCapacitors, CDE, Vishay and EPCOS TDK

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WEET WMB 100V MET/MEA(CL20) Capacitors Cross Reference To jbCapacitors, CDE, Vishay and EPCOS TDK B32231

JFG - Axial Metallized Polyester & Polypropylene Film Capacitor


CDE / Illinois Capacitor

Vishay DC Film Capacitors MKT Axial Type MKT1813

EPCOS / TDK B32231 Series Film Capacitors

WEET DC Film Capacitors MKT CL20 Axial Flat Type 100V 250V 400V 630V For Audio Hifi Applications

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WEET DC Film Capacitors MKT CL20 Axial Flat Type 100V 250V 400V 630V For Audio Hifi Applications
How to understand the Series number of Chinese capacitors?

Capacitor is one of the most widely used electronic components in electronic equipment. It is widely used in isolation, coupling, bypass, filtering, tuning circuit, energy conversion, control circuit and so on.
Frequency characteristics of capacitor: with the increase of frequency, the capacitance of general capacitor presents a law of decline.

Naming method of capacitor model: (according to GB2470-81)
The first part: letter the product name C
The second part: the medium materials of products are indicated by letters

A: tantalum electrolysis 
B: nonpolar film 
C: high frequency ceramics 
D: aluminum electrolytic capacitors
E: other materials electrolysis 
G: alloy electrolysis 
H: paper film composite 
I: glass uranium 
J: metallized paper dielectric 
L: polyester and other polar organic film 
N: niobium electrolysis 
O: glass film 
Q: paint film 
S, T: low frequency ceramics 
V, X: mica paper y mica 
Z: paper. 

Note: when B is used to indicate other capacitors except polystyrene, a letter should be added after B to separate specific materials. Such as CBBxx
When L is used to represent the capacitance of other films other than polyester, the method is the same. CLxx

WEET Introduction of What is Chinese CL Capacitors and Advantages of WEET WMA 630V 1.5uF 1.0uF Audio

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CL refers to a type of film, that is polyester film, then CL capacitor refers to polyester film capacitor. 
The common CL capacitors are as follows: CL21 polyester film capacitor, CL21X ultra small polyester film capacitor, CL20 axial polyester film capacitor, etc.

Advantages of CL polyester film capacitor:

1. Small size.
Compared with CBB polypropylene film capacitor, the size of CL capacitor is smaller under the same capacity and voltage. For some places with high requirements for installation space, this feature of CL capacitor is very practical.

2. Higher temperature resistance.
CBB polypropylene film capacitor better can withstand 105 ℃ high temperature, but CL capacitor can withstand 125 ℃ high temperature, if used in higher temperature occasions, CL capacitor will have some advantages.

3. It's cheaper.
Compared with CBB capacitor, the price of CL capacitor will be slightly lower.

The disadvantages of CL polyester film capacitor are as follows

CL capacitors have both advantages and disadvantages. High loss is its biggest disadvantage, especially in high frequency circuit, which is not as good as CBB capacitor.


WEET What is the Difference Between Polyester Film Capacitor and Polypropylene Film Capacitors

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What is the Difference Between Metallized Polyester Film CL Capacitors and Metallized Polypropylene Film CBB Capacitors

Polypropylene film capacitor is an inductive structure, which is made of polypropylene as dielectric and aluminum foil as electrode. The conductor is tinned copper clad steel wire and epoxy polypropylene film capacitor is used.

Characteristics of Polypropylene Film Capacitor:

  • Small volume and light weight;

  • Better stability and reliability.

  • The lead wire is directly spot welded to the electrode with low loss.

  • It is widely used in the DC and pulse circuits of TV sets, radio recorders, DVD and various communication equipment and electronic instruments.

Polyester film capacitor is also known as CL capacitor, and polypropylene film capacitor is also called CBB capacitor. The two types of capacitors are well differentiated from each other. 
Generally, polyester film capacitor starts with CL, while polypropylene film capacitor starts with CBB. Both of them have the characteristics of self-healing and insensibility.

The main differences between CL and CBB are as follows:

1. The stability of CBB capacitor is higher than that of CL capacitor at high frequency.

2. Under the same temperature change condition, the range of CBB capacitance changing with temperature is smaller than that of CL capacitance.

3. The loss of CBB capacitor is smaller than that of CL capacitor. At the frequency of 1kHz, the tan δ of CBB capacitor is less than 0.001, while that of CL capacitor is less than 0.01.

4. The insulation performance of CBB capacitor and Cl capacitor is particularly good, which is better than other capacitors, while the insulation performance of CBB capacitor is better than that of CL capacitor. For example, when the capacity is less than 0.33uf, the insulation resistance of CBB capacitor is greater than 25000 m Ω, while that of CL capacitor is greater than 7500 m Ω.

5. Compared with CBB capacitor, CL capacitor  has the advantage of small volume. Under the same voltage and capacity, the volume of CL capacitor can be smaller than that of CBB capacitor, which is very useful for customers with limited installation space.

As CBB capacitor has better performance, but its price is more expensive, so there are many CL capacitors in the market that can not be found out by visual inspection. Therefore, Zongqiang Electronic Engineer recommends the following two methods for your reference:

1. Measure the loss value. If it is less than 0.001, it is CBB capacitor, otherwise it is CL capacitor.

2. Conduct the test with palm digital capacitance meter and hair dryer. First, put the capacitor on the capacitance meter to measure the cold state capacitance value, then heat the capacitor with the air blower, and then measure the capacitance value. If the capacitance value changes too much, it is CL capacitor, otherwise it is CBB capacitor