### EFC RC1313TF-N-0.1-2-5-2101

```ELECTRONIC FILM CAPACITORS, INC.
Reidville Industrial Park * 41 Interstate Lane
WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT 06705
PHONE (203) 755-5629
FAX (203) 755-0659
RESISTOR-CAPACITOR NETWORKS
SERIES RC1313
APPLICATIONS
Noise suppression and contact protection
RL
RN
Vsource
RL
OR
Vsource
L
CN
RN
CN
L
Fig. 2 (across the contacts)
The circuit to be used is dependent upon particular situations. Either circuit may be enough protection for
your needs. For extreme situations, both "Load" and "Contact" protection may be required.
Recommendations
There are two types of discharges that can damage switching contacts and generate noise:
(1) "Glow Discharges" caused by the ignition of gases between contacts. These develop at about 320 volts at
about a 0.0003 inch gap range and can be sustained at a much wider gap range.
(2) "Arc Discharges" occur at much lower voltages, about 0.5 MV/cm. Minimum voltages and currents are
necessary for "Arc Discharges" to be sustained. Contact material also plays a role in sustained "Arc Discharges".
(see Table 1)
MATERIAL
MIN. (VA)
MIN. (IA)
Arcing Voltage
Arcing Current mA
Silver
Gold
Gold Alloy
Platinum
12
15
9
16
17.5
400
400
400
800
700
The function of the RC network is to:
(1) Keep the voltage across the contacts below 300 volts. C> (IL/300)2L
(2) Keep the rate of voltage change below 1V/µs. C> IL x 10-6
(3) Keep the current below that described in Table 1.
TABLE 1
Inductors do not instantly "let go" of a current. At the instant a contact opens, the current through the contact
does not want to change. Using Ohms Law (E = IR), we can see that when the contact is closed, the resistance
is essentially zero, making the voltage zero, as well. As the contact opens the resistance begins to increase.
This leads to the generation of a high voltage which is generally destructive to contact life.
Capacitors will restrict an instantaneous change in voltage. A capacitor, therefore is useful to counter the
destructive voltages generated at the switch contacts. When the contacts are closed, the capacitor is out of the
circuit. As the contacts are opened any change in voltage is restricted by the capacitor if its value is large enough
to restrict the voltage change to less than 1 V/µs.
A capacitor alone is not an ideal solution. When the contacts are open, the capacitor charges up to the supply
voltage. As the contact is "made", an inrush of current results limited only by a residual resistance and damage
may still result. For this reason, a resistor is configured in series with the capacitor. The higher the resistance
value the smaller the inrush current and the less effective is the capacitor. The voltage across the contacts when
opened is equal to the load current x resistance. (V = IR) It is recommended to keep V =< supply voltage.
In this case, the maximum resistance of the network (RN) will be equal to the load resistance (RL).
The above formulas are recommended for determining the RC network parameters. They do not identify all
of the subtleties but should serve as a guideline for effective results.
RESISTOR - CAPACITOR NETWORK NOMENCLATURE
RC 1313 EFR - N - .1 - 6.3 - 20 / 5 101
RESISTOR VAL. (OHMS)
DIELECTRIC CODE
FIRST 2 DIGITS ARE SIGNIFICANT
FIGURES - LAST DIGIT IS NUMBER
(i.e. 101 = 100 OHMS)
CAPACITANCE
1313 - METALLIZED POLYESTER
µ F)
VOLTAGE
CASE CODE
TC - WRAP & FILL - ROUND - AXIAL
TF - WRAP & FILL - OVAL - AXIAL
EFR - EPOXY CASE - FLAT - RADIAL
RES. WATTAGE
2 - 200 VDC
4 - 400 VDC
6.3 - 630 VDC
SIZE CODE
(SEE DIM. SPECS.)
2 - 1/4 WATT
5 - 1/2 WATT
6 - 1.0 WATT
7 - 2.0 WATT
CAP. TOLERANCE
5 - 5%
10 - 10%
20 - 20%
ETC.
R/C NETWORK
+_ .010"
T
L _+ .010"
>
EFC
RC1313 R
S +_ .025"
L + .010"
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R
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>
EFC
RC1313
H +_ .010"
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1.00 "
MIN
(All dimensions in inches)
DIMENSIONS AND RATINGS
Cap.
µF
VOLTAGE
DC
AC
RES. VALUE
(OHMS)
in.
L
T
H
mm in. mm in. mm
EFC PART NUMBER
0.10
200
125
22-1000
.709
18
.295
7.5
.531
13.5
0.10
630
250
22-1000
1.04
26.5
.335
8.5
.669
17
RC1313EFR - N - .1 - 6.3 - _ / _ _ _ _
0.25
200
125
22-1000
.709
18
.295
7.5
.531
13.5
RC1313EFR - H - .25 - 2 -_ / _ _ _ _
0.25
630
250
22-1000
1.04
26.5
.394
10
.748
19
RC1313EFR - 0 - .25 - 6.3 - _ / _ _ _ _
0.50
200
125
22-1000
1.04
26.5
.236
6
.591
15
RC1313EFR - L - .5 - 2 - _ / _ _ _ _
0.50
630
250
22-1000
1.26
32
.512
13
.866
22
RC1313EFR - Q - .5 - 6.3 - _ / _ _ _ _
1.0
200
125
22-1000
1.26
32
.335
8.5
.669
17
RC1313EFR - N - 1.0 - 2 - _ / _ _ _ _
1.0
630
250
22-1000
1.26
32
.670
17
1.36
34.5
RC1313EFR - H - .1 - 2 - _ / _ _ _ _
RC1313EFR - V - 1.0 - 6.3 - _ / _ _ _ _
* Denotes UL recognized parts
RESISTOR SPECIFICATIONS
POWER
(WATTS)
VOLTAGE
(VAC)
TYPE
0.25
250
Carbon Comp.
0.50
250
Carbon Comp.
RESISTOR TOLERANCE _+ 10 % or better
(SOLID COPPERWELD)
L
(In.)
S
(In.)
DIA.
(In.)
(MIN. In.)
.709
.562
.031
1.000
1.04
.886
.031
1.000
1.26
1.13
.031
1.000
EFC will manufacture to any non-standard value and size. Please consult factory for special requirements.
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