Article | June 20, 2023

The Important Role Of A Bypass Capacitor

Knowles - Bypass Capacitors

Electronic devices provide the tools we need to power the world. From cell phones to modern vehicles to scientific equipment to the appliances in our homes, we rely on electronics to improve and even lengthen our lives. All electronics depend on clean power, and the bypass capacitor is crucial in ensuring devices safely meet their power specifications.

Why are Bypass Capacitors Necessary?

Every electronic system has the potential to be affected by electromagnetic interference (EMI). EMI can be induced from multiple human-causes or naturally occurring sources, such as:

  • Power Line Emissions
  • Radio Transmitters
  • Electric Motors
  • Relays
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Lightning

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