Triacs optimize performance in consumer appliances.

Press Release Summary:

Model FKPF12N60 and Model FKPF12N80 are 600 and 800 V triacs, respectively. High efficiency is achieved with low on-state loss of 1.5 V max. Designed with planar silicon structure, standard 12 A units are suitable for switching inductive loads. Both triacs are housed in isolated TO-220F packages. Applications include washing machines, vacuum cleaners, dimmers, remote switches, and ac motor control.

Original Press Release:

Fairchild Semiconductor Now Offers 600/800V 12A Triacs to Optimize Efficiency and Ruggedness in Consumer Applications

Bucheon, Korea-December 13, 2002-Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) announces its entry into the standard triac market with the new 600V FKPF12N60 and the 800V FKPF12N80, two 12A standard triacs for optimizing performance in consumer appliances. Designed with an advanced planar silicon structure, these triacs provide high reliability. High efficiency is achieved with low on-state loss of 1.5V max. The target applications for these products are washing machines, vacuum cleaners, dimmers, remote switches and ac motor control applications. Fairchild also offers a full line of 600V and 800V triac optocouplers to facilitate complementary solutions.

The 600V/800V triacs are ideal for switching inductive loads. Ruggedness features are built in to offer reliable performance in product designs, including high di/dt (50 A/µs) to prevent device failure, high (dv/dt)c (10 V/µs) and (dv/dt)s (300 V/µs) to prevent undesired turn-on by the transient voltage, and high ITSM (120A) to prevent device failure from current surges. Both the FKPF12N60 and the FKPF12N8O are housed in isolated TO-220F packages.

Product and Price Information:
600V FKPF12N60 US $0.60 (1,000 pcs.)
800V FKPF12N80 US $0.65 (1,000 pcs.)

Availability: Samples and production quantities are available now, with lead times of 16 weeks or more for larger quantity orders.

For more information, contact Fairchild Semiconductor's Customer Support Center at (888) 522-5372, fax (972) 910-8036, or visit Fairchild's website at

Fairchild Semiconductor International:
Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) is a leading global supplier of high performance products for multiple end markets. With a focus on developing leading edge power and interface solutions to enable the electronics of today and tomorrow, Fairchild's components are used in computing, communications, consumer, industrial and automotive applications. Fairchild's 10,000 employees design, manufacture and market power, analog & mixed signal, interface, logic, and optoelectronics products from its headquarters in South Portland, Maine, USA and numerous locations around the world. Please contact us on the web at

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