Lighting Capacitors

The ballasts of fluorescent lamps fittings can be parallel or series compensated. For each of these applications, ITALFARAD produces suitable capacitors.

For parallel compensation applications, the MFP-F “type A” range with thermoplastic case and also, MFR-25, MFR-1 and MFR-40 “type B” ranges with metallic case (equipped with overpressure protection device) are used.
The MFP-F range is particularly suitable for use with fluorescent lamps. MFR-25, MFR-1 and MFR-40 ranges are ideal for compensation of mercury, metal halide and sodium high pressure lamps.
For series compensation, we have available MFR-45 “type B” ranges, in aluminium case, equipped with an overpressure protection device.

With regard to the working environment, we recommend the MFP-F range for temperate climate and MFR-25, MFR-1 or MFR-45 ranges for tropical climates.

All these capacitors utilize metalized  polypropylene dielectric which has inherent self-healing properties.

All our capacitors are ENEC approved according to European Standards EN61048 and EN61049. The manufacturing process is CSQ approved according to ISO 9001 Standards.
Furthermore, several strict tests verify the capacitors security by means of a “destruction” test.

Select the Series to see the related technical data

MFP-F series
250 Vac 50/60 Hz -25°C+85°C
280 Vac 50 Hz -25°C+85°C

MFR-25 series
250 Vac 50/60 Hz -40°C+100°C

MFR-1 series
280 Vac 50/60 Hz -40°C+100°C
310 Vac 50 Hz -40°C+100°C

MFR-40 series
400 Vac 50 Hz -40°C+85°C

MFR-45 series
480 Vac 50/60 Hz -40°C+100°C