Space charge measurement of PCB insulations at various temperatures
ABSTRACT Space charge profiles of printed circuit boards used in the telecommunication industry were observed under dc electric fields with increasing temperature. Hetero charge distributions were formed in specimens made of aramid paper and epoxy resin, and the electric field near each electrode was enhanced. The results also suggest that the internal charge profile depends on the treatment of aramid papers.
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ABSTRACT: The properties of bulk insulation in printed circuit boards (PCBs) have become even more important, especially for those with a multilayered or embedded structure. In particular, the spatial distribution of internal charge carriers, mainly due to ionic impurities, is thought to affect the reliability of bulk insulation. Therefore, the effects of humidity and temperature on space charge distribution profiles in a five-layered composite of aramid paper and epoxy resin are studied in this paper. More charge carriers are induced at higher temperatures with humidity. A relative humidity of 55% is high enough to induce a saturated amount of charge carriers in the present samples at 40 Â°C.Solid Dielectrics, 2007. ICSD '07. IEEE International Conference on; 08/2007