High-Current Chip Fuse helps conserve board space.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring industry-standard 1206 form factor, fast-acting SMT chip fuses provide overcurrent protection on power supplies, servers, communications equipment, voltage regulator modules, and other space-constrained applications. Monolithic, multilayer design promotes performance across -55 to +125°C range. Along with arc suppression characteristics, halogen-free and RoHS-compliant fuse offers current ratings up to 20 A, voltage ratings to 24 Vdc, and 100 A interrupt rating.

Original Press Release:

Fast-Acting, High-Current 1206 Chip Fuse Helps Conserve Board Space

Tyco Electronics Expands Fuse Line with Devices Exhibiting Some of the Highest Current Ratings Available in the 1206 Form Factor

MENLO PARK, Calif. - February 17, 2009 - Tyco Electronics introduced today a new line of fast-acting, high-current chip fuses. Helping provide overcurrent protection on power supplies, servers, communications equipment, voltage regulator modules, and other space-constrained applications, the surface mount chip fuse offers strong arc suppression characteristics and some of the highest current ratings available in the industry-standard 1206 form factor.

Key device parameters for the high-current fuse include:

o rated current values up to 20A with voltage ratings up to 24VDC,
o operating temperature range of -55°C to +125°C,
o 100A interrupt rating at rated voltage,
o some of the highest I2t values available in the 1206 form factor and
o halogen free and RoHS compliant.

The fuse's monolithic, multilayer design enhances high temperature performance and contributes to the high inrush current withstanding capability.

"The new high-current chip fuse complements and expands Tyco Electronics' line of overcurrent protection devices," said Steven Deffley, global product manager, Fuse Line. "This small form factor device can help designers optimize board space requirements in high-current, high-temperature applications."

The devices are available on 178mm diameter reels for compatibility with high-volume assembly methods.

For further information or technical assistance, visit www.circuitprotection.com or call (800) 227-7040.

Price: US$0.22 in volumes of 10k
Availability: Samples available now
Delivery: 8 -10 weeks ARO

Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, undersea telecommunication systems and wireless systems, with 2008 sales of $14.8 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliance and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With nearly 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com/.

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Product Communications
Steven Deffley
Global Product Manager, Fuse Line
Tyco Electronics
Raychem Circuit Protection Products
PH: (650) 361-2231

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