Lead-Free Fuses are suited for electrical ballasts.

Press Release Summary:

Available as cartridge or with axial leads, 208 and 209 series of 350 V 2AG-size fuses have interrupt rating of 100 A at 350 Vac. The 208 Series fuses are quick-acting, and the 209 Series fuses are slow-blo type. Sleeves can be added to fuses, and they are offered in various lead forming configurations. Lead-free, RoHS compliant units are environmentally friendly and UR, CE, and PSE approved.

Original Press Release:

Littelfuse Adds New Fuses That Manage Higher Current and Voltage for Ballast Enclosures

New fuse offerings expand the 350V 2AG rated devices for electrical ballast design.

DES PLAINES, IL - June 12, 2008 - Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS:LFUS) today introduced two new fuse series for electrical ballasts used in fluorescent lighting and other applications. The 208 and 209 Series expand Littelfuse's offering of 350V 2AG-size fuses in order to provide ballast designers with a wider range of current ratings.

Fluorescent lights are trending towards smaller form factors while energy demands are increasing. As a result, engineers need a wider range of current ratings in the fuses they use in their designs. The addition of the 208/209 Series fuses enables engineers to design applications that achieve optimum performance.

The 208/209 Series 2AG size fuses provide the same performance characteristics as 3AG size products and yet occupy one third the space. The 208 Series fuses are quick-acting, and the 209 Series fuses are slow-blo type. They have an interrupting rating of 100A at 350V AC and are available as a cartridge or with axial leads. Additionally, sleeves can be added to the fuses, and the fuses are available in various lead forming configurations. This gives engineers the flexibility required to design the optimal circuit board layout.

The 208/209 Series fuses are lead-free and fully RoHS compliant, environmentally friendly products. Agency approvals include UR, CE and PSE.

As a market leader in fuse technology, Littelfuse offers OEMs production capacity for high volume demand, and fast production ramp-up for short lead times. Coupling high quality and a global delivery network, Littelfuse provides leading circuit protection technologies and industry leading application support.


The 208 Series and 209 Series fuses are available from stock, in quantities of 1000. Samples are available by contacting a Littelfuse sales representative.

Additional Information

For More Information on the 208 Series or 209 Series 350V 2AG fuses and other Littelfuse overcurrent and overvoltage protection products, please visit
www.littelfuse.com/series/208.html and
www.littelfuse.com/series/209.html, or

contact an authorized products distributor or the Littelfuse Technical Support line at 1-800-999-9445.

For circuit protection application design ideas, please visit the new Application Design Center section of the Littelfuse web site.

If you have questions or require technical support please contact the Littelfuse technical support hotline at 1-800-999-9445.

About Littelfuse

As the worldwide leader in circuit protection products and solutions with annual sales of $536.1 million in 2007, the Littelfuse portfolio is backed by industry leading technical support, design and manufacturing expertise. Littelfuse products are vital components in virtually every product that uses electrical energy, including automobiles, computers, consumer electronics, handheld devices, industrial equipment, and telecom/datacom circuits. Littelfuse offers Teccor®, Wickmann® and Pudenz® brand circuit protection products. In addition to its Des Plaines, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has sales, distribution, manufacturing and engineering facilities in Brazil, China, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S. For more information, please visit Littelfuse's web site at www.littelfuse.com.


Dan Stanek

Director of Marketing & Corporate Marcom

Littelfuse, Inc.

Tel: 847-391-0714


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