Smart Grid / Meters

Holy Stone Capacitors for Smart Grid / Meters

Holy Stone manufactures a broad line of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) used in digital smart meters and related power, monitoring, and communication equipment. The dominant market segment is single-phase, single-phase dual element, and three-phase AMR and AMI meters. Available ceramic capacitor Temperature Coefficients are ultra-stable Class I COG/NPO, and Class II X7R for greater capacitance/voltage density as well as X7T and X7P dielectrics for greater capacitance density and improved DC Bias characteristics. The Class I and Class II MLCC devices are available in sizes from 0603 up to 2225, at voltages from 6.3vdc to 5KVdc. Superterm® flexible termination is available upon request. This option incorporates a polymer layer in the termination structure which effectively absorbs external stresses and therefore reduces the incidence of potential product cracking. An open-mode product design is also available as a customized option – this specialized internal electrode design reduced the possibility of a short circuit due to cracking under high mechanical or thermal stress conditions. A world leader in Safety-Rated capacitors, Holy Stone also offers X1/Y2 and X2 capacitors for safety circuits. Example applications include:

Holy Stone Capacitors for Smart Grid / Meters Applications
  • Surge, line and circuit protection
  • Isolation
  • EMI
  • Snubbers
  • Smoothing
  • All power circuits

Please see the below schematic and reference for a typical electric meter design example:

Smart Grid Capacitor Schematic for Electric Meter Design

HVC Series Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors

High Voltage Capacitors - NP), AX7R 1KVdc to 5KVdc

Holy Stone high voltage products are designed and manufactured to meet the general requirements of international standards. The product offering is well suited for commercial and industrial applications and includes NO0 (G0G) and X7R characteristics in sizes 0805 to 2225 and with working voltages from 1KV up to 5KV.

Features Applications
  • Special internal electrode design offers the highest voltage rating
  • Surface mount suitable for wave and reflow soldering
  • High reliability
  • RoHS compliant
  • Suitable for LAN/WLAN interface, Back-lighting Inverters, DC-DC Converters, Ballast, Modems, and Power Supplies.
  • SiC & GaN systems, Snubber, Resonant Circuit (LLC, Wireless charging, etc.)

Summary of Specifications

Operation Temperature -55℃ to +125 ℃
Rated Voltage 1KVdc to 5KVdc
Temperature Coefficient NP0 : ≤ ± 30ppm/ ℃ -55 C to +125 ℃ (EIA Class I)
X7R : ± 15% -55 C to +125 ℃ (EIA Class I)
Dissipation Factor

NP0 : Morethan 30pF Q≥1000 ; 30pF & below Q≥400+20 C
X7R: D.F. 2.5%

Insulation Resistance 10GΩ or 500/C Ω, whichever is smaller
Aging NP0 : 0% ; X7R : 1.0% per decade of time
Dielectric Strength 100V ≤ V < 500V 200% rated voltage
500V ≤ V < 1000V 150% rated voltage
1000V ≤ V 120% rated voltage

How To Order

HVC how to order Smart Grid Capacitors


Smart Grid Capacitor dimensions

Capacitance Range - NO0 / 1KVdc to 2KVdc

NP0 Smart Grid Capacitors 1kVdc

Capacitance Range - NO0 / 3KVdc to 5KVdc

NP0 3KVdc Smart Grid Capacitors

  • The yellow indication denotes values that are under development. Please contact the Holy Stone office for further details
  • Other dimensions, capacitance values, and voltages are available upon request.

Thickness Specification

Symbol Code B C D E F G H I
Thickness(mm) 0.85±0.15 1.0+0.1/-0.05 1.25±0.20 1.6±0.2 2.0±0.2 2.4±0.2 2.8±0.2 3.2±0.2

Capacitance Range - X7R / 1KVdc

X7R 1KVdc Smart Grid Capacitors

Capacitance Range - X7R / 1.5KV to 2.5KV

X7R 1.5KVdc Smart Grid Capacitors

Capacitance Range - X7R / 3KVdc to 5KVdc

X7R 3KVdc Smart Grid Capacitors

Thickness Specification

Symbol Code B C D E F G H I
Thickness(mm) 0.85±0.15 1.0+0.1/-0.05 1.25±0.20 1.6±0.2 2.0±0.2 2.4±0.2 2.8±0.2 3.2±0.2