June 1, 2011 | Electronics & Computers X Capacitor Discharge ICs Power Integrations CAPZero™ Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) has launched CAPZero™, a family of two-terminal, automatic X capacitor discharge ICs that eliminate power losses while allowing power supplies to comply with safety standards. When AC voltage is applied, CAPZero blocks current flow in the X capacitor safety discharge resistors, reducing the power wasted in these components to zero at 230 VAC. When the AC voltage is disconnected, it automatically and safely discharges the X capacitor by closing the circuit through the bleed resistors and directing the energy away from the exposed AC plug. It is offered with 825V or 1000V MOSFETs in an SO-8 package. For Free Info Click Here Embedded Technology Magazine This article first appeared in the June, 2011 issue of Embedded Technology Magazine. Read more articles from this issue here. Read more articles from the archives here. SUBSCRIBE View the discussion thread.