Thin Film Series Satisfies Higher Voltage and Current Requirements


Bourns intends to add wire-core, ceramic multilayer and ceramic tube fuse technologies to its SinglFuse portfolio in 2018 to satisfy higher voltage and current requirements

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Bourns, Inc. has announced the introduction of the first of many new SinglFuse product series the company has planned in its strategic roadmap for 2018. The significant expansion of its SinglFuse line will include advanced wire-core, ceramic multilayer and ceramic tube fuse technologies in addition to the company's successful thin film chip fuse products. As a leading innovator of one of the industry's most comprehensive offerings of circuit protection solutions, the planned increase in Bourns' SinglFuse product families answers the growing need for robust and reliable overcurrent protection that meets designers' higher-rated voltage (up to 600V AC) and higher-rated current (up to 100A) application requirements. Bourns will also roll out several new series of automotive-grade fuses later in the year.

The first of the new SinglFuse devices to be introduced are five new fast-acting precision and time-lag thin film fuse product series. Fast acting precision fuses are rated to open within 5 seconds at 200 percent rated current. Time lag thin film fuses open within 1 to 120 seconds at 200 percent rated current. These latest fuse products from Bourns address the increasing need for effective circuit protection in applications including PC and LCD monitors, portable memory, cell phones, digital cameras and set-top boxes.

The first five new SinglFuse product series include Models SF-1206FP, SF-1206SP, SF-0603FP, SF-0603SP and SF-0402FP. These single blow fuses for overcurrent protection feature current ranges from 500 mA to 7.0 A. Offered in surface mount packaging for automated assembly, these new products also help meet limited design space constraints with small, industry-standard 0402 (1005 metric), 0603 (1608 metric) and 1206 (3216 metric) footprints.

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