CAPACITOR PERFORMANCE MODELING

Use our modelers to determine Life, Reliability and Impedance characteristics, and to generate SPICE and S-Parameter models of key capacitor types.

 

Screw-Terminal Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Lifetime & Reliability Calculator

Calculating the estimated lifetime of your aluminum electrolytic capacitor is made easy using this interactive tool.

Based on your specified operating conditions of voltage, ripple current, heatsink characteristics, airflow and ambient temperature, this model calculates the internal hotspot temperature and expected lifetime, reliability and failure rate. Change the operating conditions or capacitor type to assist you in choosing the right capacitor for your application.

Aluminum Electrolytic Impedance Modeler / SPICE Model Generator

Covering 26 of our most popular series of aluminum electrolytic capacitors—

including FlatPack, Screw Terminal, Snap-In and Plug-In types— our Aluminum Electrolytic Impedance Modeler / SPICE Model Generator will create interactive plots of capacitance, ESR and impedance versus frequency and temperature. It will also generate a Pure SPICE netlist that can be pasted into your circuit modeling software.

Snap-In Capacitor Lifetime & Reliability Calculator

Calculating the estimated lifetime of your aluminum electrolytic capacitor is made easy using this interactive tool.

Based on your specified operating conditions of voltage, ripple current, airflow and ambient temperature, this model calculates the internal hotspot temperature and expected lifetime, reliability and failure rate. Change the operating conditions or capacitor type to assist you in choosing the right capacitor for your application.

Plug-In Style Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Lifetime & Reliability Calculator

Calculating the estimated lifetime of your aluminum electrolytic capacitor is made easy using this interactive tool.

Based on your specified operating conditions of voltage, ripple current, airflow and ambient temperature, this model calculates the internal hotspot temperature and expected lifetime, reliability and failure rate of our types 4CMC, 400C, 420C, 401C and 450C three-terminal, plug-in style capacitors. Change the operating conditions or capacitor type to assist you in choosing the right capacitor for your application.

Flatpack Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Lifetime & Reliability Calculator

Calculate the estimated lifetime of our seven series of Flatpack aluminum electrolytic capacitors using this interactive tool.

Based on your specified operating conditions of voltage, ripple current, heatsink characteristics, airflow and ambient temperature, this model calculates the internal hotspot temperature and expected lifetime, reliability and failure rate. Change the operating conditions or capacitor type to assist you in choosing the right capacitor for your application.

DC Link Film Capacitor Life Calculator

Calculating life of your DC Link Film Capacitor is made easy using this interactive tool.

Based on actual operating conditions of voltage, ripple current and ambient temperature inputted by the user, this model calculates the internal hotspot temperature and expected life. Change your operating conditions with easy slide buttons to see how life is impacted

RF Mica Modeler

Cornell Dubilier’s RF Mica Modeler provides an interactive console to assist the electrical design engineer in selecting the best through-hole or surface mount mica capacitor within a capacitance range of 0.5 to 91,000 pF and voltage range of 100 volts to 4,000 volts, targeting applications in the frequency range of 1 kHz to 4 GHz