Surface Mount Fuse suits consumer electronics.

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Providing overcurrent protection in secondary circuits where space is critical, USF 0402 performs Super Quick Acting characteristic at rated current from 0.375-4 A at 32 Vdc and 5 A at 24 Vdc. Unit measures 1.05 x .55 x 0.475 in. and includes gold-plated copper alloy terminals. Applications include battery operated handheld and portable electronic devices such as laptops, cell phones, GPS systems, and PDAs.

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Smallest Fuse for Overcurrent Protection

USF 0402 is perfect for secondary circuits where space is critical.

SANTA ROSA, Calif., September 7, 2007 - Schurter Inc. announces the USF 0402 surface mount fuse, making it the smallest new member to its USF family. This tiny new addition performs with a Super Quick Acting (FF) characteristic at rated currents ranging from 0.375 - 4A at 32 VDC, 5A at 24 VDC.

The USF 0402 provides optimal overcurrent protection in extremely dense secondary circuits, such as those found in consumer electronics. Compared to like products on the market, it provides increased reliability because of its ability to dissipate less heat. Typical applications are battery operated handheld and portable electronic devices, like laptops, cell phones, GPS systems, PDA's and many other devices that have demand for increasingly smaller components.

The Schurter USF range of chip fuses includes the 0402, 0603 and 1206. The size of the 0402 measures a fractional 1.05 mm x .55mm x 0.475 and is 2-3 times smaller than the 0603. A letter marking on each fuse indicates its current rating to ensure tracking of the proper fuse through the production process. The fuse is UL 248-14 approved and carries cURus approval. It also holds a Free of CCC certificate from China. Terminals are gold-plated copper alloy. The USF 0402 comes packaged in tapes of 1K, 5K or 15K pieces on reels. Delivery is stock to 12 weeks, depending on volume. Pricing starts at $0.18 each per 1000 pieces.

About Schurter Inc.
The Schurter Group, founded in Switzerland in 1933, is an internationally recognized manufacturer and supplier of electronic components for the high-tech industry. Schurter's product innovation focuses in four strategic business areas that include fuses, connectors including EMC filter components, circuit breakers for equipment, and human to machine input systems. Schurter, Inc. Santa Rosa, California, is the exclusive North American sales and distribution office for the Schurter Group. Information about Schurter can be found at: For sales and product information, contact Cora Umlauf at: 1-800-848-2600 or

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