Electrical Circuit Device Protectors

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

TVS Array provides industrial communications circuit protection.

December 22, 2014

Available in bidirectional configuration and designed for local interconnect network (LIN) BUS protection in industrial applications, PESD1LIN protects one power or I/O port and is rated at 200 W peak pulse power per line for 8/20 secondary lightning surge. Asymmetrical line protection is pin 1–2, 15 V and pin 2–1, 24 V. Supplied in molded JEDEC SOD-323 package, device also provides low clamping voltage; and min breakdown voltage at 15 mA is 17.2 V for pin 1–2 and 25.5 V for pin 2–1. Read More

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Gas Discharge Tube provides optimized circuit protection.

December 11, 2014

Featuring compact design and 90–600 V voltage range, Model 2015 FLAT™ Gas Discharge Tube provides optimized surge current ratings, with low leakage and insertion loss, and constant capacitance regardless of voltage, meeting requirements of small and sensitive electronics equipment. Unique isolation pathway design allows GDT to be squeezed in axial direction resulting in reduced height and volume as compared to conventional GDTs. Mounting options include horizontal, vertical, and bottom side PCB. Read More

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Circuit Protection Diode protects 2 CAN bus lines.

November 18, 2014

Providing >25 kV ESD protection, PESD2CAN is suited for assembly line automation, access control systems, and machinery. Component is compatible with IEC standards 61000-4-2 (ESD): air 15 kV, contact 8 kV; with 61000-4-4 (EFT): 40 A, 5/50 ns; and with 61000-4-5 (surge): 4 A, 8/20 µs. Provided in molded JEDEC SOT-23 package, RoHS-compliant diode operates from -55 to 150°C and features 200 W of peak pulse power per line. Read More

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Electrical Protection Device enables DIY solar solution.

July 11, 2014

Together with GT260 micro-inverter, i-Protect helps form smart solar residence solution. AR-N-4105-compliant device, providing electrical protection between micro-inverter and grid, features auto-mechanical switch off. Offering voltage, frequency, and power protection, IP67-rated solution is cooled by air and intended for indoor and outdoor use. Mounting and connection are designed to be foolproof. Each i-Protect unit can support 3.6 kW max. Read More

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Lightning Arrestor/Surge Protector supports 0-6 GHz.

May 8, 2014

Consisting of N female to N female bulkhead coaxial lightning arrestor/surge protector, Model LPNFNF06 is corrosion-resistant and tri-metal plated, which minimizes intermodulation distortion. Unit has 90 Vdc breakdown voltage, 0.5 dB insertion loss at 6 GHz, and max VSWR of 1.5. Equipped with ground lug supporting up to 10 AWG ground wire, device includes L-shaped bracket for mounting. Read More

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LED Protectors enhance overall light engine efficiency.

July 30, 2013

Molded from white material, PLEDxSW Series provides electronic shunt path when LED in string fails as open circuit. Devices are connected in parallel with each LED in a series string and are compatible with 1, 2, and 3 W LEDs that have nominal 3 V forward characteristic. Supplied in low-profile standard DO-214AA package, products are designed to efficiently dissipate heat and are compatible with PWM frequencies up to 30 kHz.
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Appliance Inlet Module protects against harmful overloads.

June 19, 2013

Integrated with double-pole 3130 thermal circuit breaker, Model X3130 combines C14 appliance inlet module, rocker switch, and resettable overcurrent protection in one package. Available in current ratings up to 15 A and 240 Vac, device provides protection from overloads and potential short circuits. Screw-type mounting minimizes chances of accidental removal of inlet from equipment. System targets applications where equipment and power cord are packaged separately. Read More

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Lightning Arresters provide Level III and IV protection.

February 27, 2013

Featuring DIN rail-mount base, VAL-MS-T1/T2 Varistor-Based Arresters are rated for Type 1 lightning strike events with measured 10/350 µs test current of 12.5 A or Type 2 surge events with measured 8/20 µs max discharge surge current of 50 kA. All plugs have thermal disconnect device triggering visual and integrated remote monitoring contacts, allowing continuous monitoring of varistor’s health. Locking mechanism keeps connector in base element, even when subjected to high currents or vibration. Read More

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Hybrid PPTC/MOV Device features resettable design.

December 3, 2012

Combining resettable polymeric positive temperature coefficient device and thermally enhanced metal-oxide varistor into one package, 2Pro AC Device protects sensitive downstream electronics against damage from overcurrent and overvoltage events. Unit provides stability by maintaining varistor surface temperature of less than 150°C. RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, 2Pro AC Device is suitable for LED lighting, smart meters, appliances, and power supplies. Read More

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Open LED Protector improves reliability of lighting strings.

November 14, 2012

Designed for use with 1 W LEDs, nominally 350 mA, 3 V, PLED6M Series LED protector offers switching electronic shunt path when diode in LED string fails as open circuit. Unit has turn-on voltage of 7.5 V and on-state voltage of 1.2 V, minimizing steady state power dissipation following LED open failure. It automatically resets if LED resumes normal operation or power is cycled. Applications requiring uninterrupted illumination, such as street, subway, and vehicle lighting, are supported. Read More

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PPTC Device operates in harsh environments.

May 23, 2012

Featuring plastic box-like package for -40 to 85°C operation, PolySwitch(TM) LVB125 provides resettable circuit protection for product assemblies utilizing potting or encapsulating compounds. When installed on primary side of circuit, in proximity to potential heat-generating components, device protects against damage caused by overcurrent and overtemperature conditions. Thermally active, flame-resistant unit is rated at 240 Vac, permits max voltages up to 265 Vac, and offers 1.25 A hold current. Read More

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DIN Rail Mount Surge Arresters protect photovoltaic systems.

April 10, 2012

Approved per UL 1449 3rd Edition and EN61643-11, DSF-PV Surge Arresters feature Type 2 (Class C) protection from transient over-voltage due to indirect atmospheric discharge and switching actions. Internal varistors are protected against any leakage current that would otherwise damage or cause premature aging when nominal DC voltage is temporarily exceeded. Compliant with EN50539-11 and French standard UTE#C 6-740-5, devices also offer voltage-free contacts for remote status monitoring. Read More

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Resettable Fuse offers Smart Activation functionality.

March 12, 2012

Combining bimetal protector in parallel with polymeric positive temperature coefficient device, MHP-SA50-400-M5 provides overcharge protection in multi-cell lithium battery applications. Resettable Metal Hybrid PPTC device has 50 A/400 Vdc max rating and 50 A hold current on main line. With Smart Activation feature, device can be activated electronically with as little as 3 A via signal line. Applications include cordless power tools, light electric vehicles, and energy storage systems. Read More

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Silicon ESD Protection Devices suit high-data rate applications.

February 16, 2012

Suited for consumer, auto, and other markets with products using high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.0/2.0, HDMI, eSATA, DisplayPort, and Thunderbolt, single- and multi-channel devices help protect against damage caused by ESD, surge, and cable discharge events. Respective bi- and uni-directional capacitance values of 0.10 and 0.20 pF typ delivers to low insertion loss, which helps maintain signal integrity. All devices deliver ESD protection of 20 kV air and contact discharge. Read More

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Bus Port Protection Array provides capacitance of 0.6 pF.

November 8, 2011

Housed in LLP2510 package measuring 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.55 mm, Model VBUS54ED-FBL features low maximum leakage current of less than 0.1 µA at working voltage of 5.5 V. Four-line array offers breakdown voltage of 7.9 V at 1 mA and max clamping voltage of 12.5 at 2 A. Compliant with RoHS 2002/95/EC and WEEE 2002/96/EC, Pb-free device provides transient protection for data lines as per IEC 61000 4 2 (ESD) at 15 kV and is suitable for USB 3.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, eSATA, and 1394/Firewire applications. Read More

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Compact USB 2.0 Protection Device suits portable applications.

September 26, 2011

Supplied in 10-pin, 4 mm² DSQ SON package, TPD4S014 integrates 4 types of USB 2.0 chip protection: ESD, over-temperature, under-voltage (below 2.8 V), and over-voltage (above 6.15 V). Chip can be implemented in design configurations that require small footprint and covers all 4 USB 2.0 channels: D+, D-, VBUS, and ID. Compatible with Full and High Speed specifications, product supports data rates up to 480 Mbps and offers immunity of +8 kV contact discharge and +15 kV air-gap discharge. Read More

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SMT Fuses provide secondary-side circuit protection.

July 18, 2011

Comprised of 20 AC/DC fuses with current ratings from 0.5-20.0 A, 2410SFV series helps provide secondary-side circuit protection in high-voltage, high-current designs. Products come in 6.1 x 2.5 mm SMD package and offer nominal cold resistance (DCR) from 0.0034-0.231 ohms as well as high-interrupt current from 50-300 A. Rated from -55 to +125°C, fuses provide inrush current withstand capability that minimizes nuisance tripping during transient overload conditions. Read More

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ESD Protection Array provides low capacitance of 0.7 pF.

April 8, 2011

Designed to protect USB-OTG ports against transient voltage signals, Model VBUS053CZ-HAF provides 3 lines of USB ESD protection at 5.5 V working range and 1 line of VBUS protection at 28 V working range. Unit features low max leakage current of 0.085 µA at 3.3 V and 1 µA at 5.5 V. Housed in lead-free LLP75-7L package, device provides transient protection as per IEC 61000-4-2 at 15 kV contact and 15 kV air discharge as well as surge current protection in accordance with IEC 6100-4-5 from 3 A. Read More

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Four-Channel Transmit/Receive Switch delivers 260 Vpp protection.

March 1, 2011

Supplied in DFN package, MD0105 consumes 200 µA while protecting receiver circuitry of ultrasound systems against high-voltage transmitter pulses. Bi-directional NC switch, governed by control that monitors voltage drop across terminals A and B, opens when voltage difference exceeds ±2.0 V and does not close until cross-terminal voltage drops below 2.0 V. IC replaces discrete transmit/receive solution and does not require requires diode bridges, inductors, resistors, or power rails. Read More

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Transient Voltage Suppressor protects multimedia interfaces.

January 20, 2011

Designed to preserve picture quality while maintaining ESD protection, Model ESDAXLC6-1MY2 places 0.35 pF max loading on signal line, which provides signal bandwidth of 6-7 GHz, allowing 2.7 Gbps data streams of DisplayPort interface to pass through without distortion. IC also protects HDMI, USB3.0, and eSATA interfaces, which have similar data rates. Occupying 0.6 mm² of PCB space, device allows equipment to withstand ESD event up to ±8 kV in direct contact with signal conductor. Read More