IC PHC series cap - good low ESR cap?

CarlyBoy

Member
2006-08-08 9:13 pm
I'm always on the lookout for good low ESR caps, and ideally non-electrolytic. Can someone comment on IC's PHC series metallized polyprop film caps? I'm specifically thinking for duty as the cap immediately following a series pass regulator. Useful 4, 6.8, and 10 uF sizes at 600V. ESR in the 0.0034 - 0.0065 ohm range.

Newark catalog page featuring the PHCs - mistake for the 10uF, 600V cap's ESR according to the data sheet (follows..)

IC's data sheet for the PHC series caps
 

CarlyBoy

Member
2006-08-08 9:13 pm
.. I'm specifically thinking for duty as the cap immediately following a series pass regulator...

That's exactly the purpose I wanted them for when I found them. You don't want a very large cap in that location (defeats the purpose of the regulator), but you want it to recharge as fast as possible. If there's a better cap out there for this purpose I don't know it.