TE Circuit Protection receives China ACE Award for innovative 2Pro AC device



TE Connectivity's Circuit Protection business unit has been named a winner of an ACE Award China in the High Performance Component of the Year award category. TECP received the award for its 2Pro AC product, an AC-line protection solution intended for use in low-current applications, such as LED lighting, smart meters, appliances and power supplies. The 2Pro AC device is an innovative hybrid device that offers designers an integrated, resettable approach to the protection of sensitive downstream electronics from damaging overcurrent and overvoltage events. The 2Pro AC device combines a PPTC (polymeric positive temperature coefficient) device with an MOV (metal-oxide varistor), in one thermally enhanced package. Operational stability is provided by maintaining the surface temperature of the varistor at less than 150°C. The 2Pro AC device provides higher reliability, a space-saving reduced component count and a faster, simpler design process, compared to traditional discrete approaches. The 2Pro AC device can help manufacturers meet industry requirements, such as IEC61000-4-5 and IEC60950, and can help simplify UL60950 testing and compliance. It is RoHS-compliant and halogen free. "The ACE Awards China are very highly regarded within the industry," said Guo Weiqing, Senior Product Manager at TECP. "We are proud to win this recognition for the 2Pro AC device, where we have adopted a fresh approach to circuit protection for low-power applications, such as LED lighting, where efficient protection from power surges and spikes is absolutely essential. The 2Pro AC device is easy to implement, provides greater reliability and saves board space. It is a breakthrough device customers urgently require." TE Connectivity