Gideon received six used IC .33uF K MKP X2 MPX film capacitors with lower than expected capacitance for failure analysis. EMI suppression capacitors are used to suppress any noise from an electronic device by reducing the input impedance of the device. These types of capacitors have 2 classifications, X and Y. The X-type connects line to line. X capacitors have three categories; X1, X2, and X3. These are based on voltage.
Gideon Analytical Laboratories received two Vishay phototriac 4208s for failure analysis. A TRIAC is a generic trademark for a three-terminal electronic component that conducts current in either direction when triggered. Its formal name is bidirectional triode thyristor or bilateral triode thyristor. A thyristor is analogous to a relay in that a small voltage and current can control a much larger voltage and current.TRIACs are a subset of thyristors and are related to silicon controlled rectifiers(SCRs).