An Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor is a passive, energy storing/releasing device used in power conversion circuits for bulk storage, ripple current filtering, and DC Link applications. These capacitors are found in AC motor drives, railroad traction systems, high-energy medical equipment, renewable energy power generation (solar, wind, etc.), power supplies, welding, and induction heating. Specific characteristics that should be considered when choosing the appropriate aluminum electrolytic capacitor include terminal type (snap-in, screw terminals), operating temperature, voltage rating, ripple current, load life, equivalent series resistance (ESR), and Case/Package Type.
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