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High Voltage Fuse offers overcurrent protection to 500 Vac.

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July 24, 2012 - With breaking capacity of 1,500 A at rated voltage, Series SHT 6.3 x 32 mm Fuse safeguards electronic systems and operators in event of catastrophic short circuit incident. Unit is available in 10 rated currents ranging from 1-8 A. In addition to panel or board mount clips and holders, fuse is available with pigtail leads for direct mounting to PCB. RoHS-compliant device, operating from -40 to +85°C, is suited for HVAC systems, photovoltaic systems, frequency converters, and power electronics.

Schurter, Inc.

447 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403, USA

Original Press Release

New High Performance Compact Fuse Rated 500 VAC

Press release date: July 20, 2012

SHT 6.3x32 mm fuse and pigtail version offers high short circuit rating

Santa Rosa, California, - Schurter is pleased to announce the new series SHT 6.3x32 mm compact fuse. The series provides overcurrent protection up to 500 VAC. The high breaking capacity of 1500A at rated voltage safeguards electronic systems and operators in the event of a catastrophic short circuit incident. The compact size of the fuse, combined with its high ratings and performance, makes it suitable for a much broader range of applications than a typical 6.3x32 mm fuse.

The SHT series time-lag characteristic is according to UL 248-14. It is initially available in ten rated currents ranging from 1 to 8 A. To accompany the fuse, Schurter offers a broad range of panel or board mount clips and holders for 6.3x32 mm fuses. Alternatively, the SHT is available with pigtail leads for direct mounting to the printed circuit board. The many mounting options provide for various design possibilities, depending on application requirements for fuse accessibility, replaceability, and overall assembly cost. The Schurter fuseholders can also be used with like fuses on the market. Conversely, the SHT can be substituted in applications where such fuses are currently being used.

The SHT fuse series is especially suited for the primary protection of three phase systems and a wide range of industrial applications such as HVAC systems, photovoltaic, frequency converters and power electronics. The lead-free fuse is RoHS compliant and cURus approved. Operating temperature ranges from -40°C to +85° C. Pricing for the SHT 6.3x32 mm starts at $0.53 each per 100 pieces and comes in packs of 10. The pigtail version comes in bulk packaging of 1000 pieces. See detailed specifications at www.schurterinc.com/new_fuses. For sales and product information, contact Cora Umlauf at 800 848-2600 or info@schurterinc.com.

About Schurter Inc.
The Schurter Group was founded in Switzerland in 1933. With its more than 75 years in business, Schurter continues to be a progressive innovator and manufacturer of Circuit Protection including Fuses, Fuseholders and Circuit Breakers, Connectors, Switches, and EMC Products, as well as providing manufacturing services for the electronic and electrical industries worldwide. Schurter's product innovation focuses on safe supply of power and making the interface between human and machine easier. Schurter's market focus is in the area of IT / Telecom, Medical, Space and Renewable Energy. Schurter, Inc. Santa Rosa, California, is the exclusive North American sales and distribution office for the Schurter Group.

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