Circuit Breakers offer surface mount design flexibility.

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Engineered for heavy truck, marine, and industrial applications, F-Series Klixon® Circuit Breakers feature 35-150 A ratings, 5,000 A interrupt capability, and ¼ or 3/8 in. stud terminals for high torque connections. Trip-free safety mechanism allows circuit breaker to trip in over-current situation regardless of position of reset button. Internal components are enclosed in vibration-resistant, weatherproof casing to protect against harsh environments.

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Texas Instruments Brings Surface-Mount Design Flexibility to New Line of Klixon® Circuit Breakers

New F-series Klixon® circuit breakers engineered for heavy truck, marine and industrial applications

Attleboro, MA, October 5, 2005 -Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI) (NYSE:TXN) sensors and controls division, a market leader in the global supply of circuit protection solutions, is introducing a new line of Klixon® circuit breakers featuring surface-mount design flexibility.

Based on proven Klixon® technology, the F-series surface-mounted circuit breakers provide 5,000 amp interrupt capability that exceeds industry performance standards. A 3/8 inch terminal option makes the F-series ideally suited for robust marine and heavy truck markets. This line of circuit breakers is also available for use in off-road equipment, electric vehicles and industrial applications.

This new surface-mount design allows circuit protection to be placed anywhere within the electrical system, providing easy access and visibility.

In addition, the F-series also features trip-free capability, a safety mechanism designed to allow the circuit breaker to trip in an over current situation regardless of the position of the reset button.

The Klixon® F-series circuit breaker is available with either 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch stud terminals to enable high torque connections and wide spacing for heavy gauge wire lugs. The internal components are enclosed in a vibration resistant, weatherproof, robust casing to protect against the harshest environments found in heavy trucks, off-road, marine and construction applications.

Available in either automatic reset or manual reset versions, the F-series is available in 35-150 amps ratings. The Klixon® F-series circuit breakers:
- Meet SAE J553 and J1625 circuit breaker standards for surface vehicles
- Meet SAE J1428 and J1171 marine circuit breaker standards
- Meet 5000 amps @12VDC for interrupt capacity per ABYC E-11 AC and DC electrical systems on boats
- Incorporate a trip-free design

For additional information about this new product, contact:
Santosh Shanbhag, Business Dev & Mktg Program Manager
Precision Products, Texas Instruments Inc.
34 Forest Street, Attleboro, MA 01003

About Texas Instruments Sensors & Controls Texas Instruments Sensors & Controls (TI S&C) serves the marine, industrial, aerospace, lighting, automotive, HVAC and appliance markets with advanced protection products such as Klixon® circuit breakers, motor protectors, arc fault circuit protection systems, pressure sensors, light commercial gas ignition controls and heavy commercial HVAC/R system controls.

With more than 60 years of experience, TI S&C enables customers to achieve the quality, reliability, and cost goals needed to succeed in today's global marketplace. Headquartered in Attleboro, Mass., TI S&C employs more than 6,000 people in ten countries. For more information, please visit

About Texas Instruments
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