Introduces Industry's First 125V Subminiature Surface Mount Fuse with Current Rating Above 15A
456 Series fuse offers high-amp circuit protection in a
tiny package compatible with faster pick and place electronics assembly processes
DES PLAINES, Illinois, September 10, 2007 - Addressing customer
requests for smaller embedded device protection of higher-current applications, Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS) has launched a new series of
fast-acting ROHS and UL compliant 20A and 30A subminiature surface-mount fuses.
Measuring only 10.10-mm (0.397-in.) long and 3.12-mm (0.123 in.) width and height, Littelfuse
Nano2 456 Series ceramic fuses are available in 20A and 30A ratings, with interrupting ratings are
100A at 125 VAC and 300A at 65 VAC respectively.
The 456 Series was designed for situations where an ultra-small profile and higher-amp, pick and
place surface mount fuse is desired.
Conceived as a custom solution for a world leading web server manufacturer, this product is now
being offered globally. In addition to serving as an embedded secondary protection solution for PC
servers, the 456 Series is also targeted to protect applications such as power supplies, wireless
base stations, large scale storage systems and other higher current electronic systems.
The 456 Series enables circuit engineers to design-in reliable primary and secondary over-current
protection with a single miniature fuse. Beyond the benefit of space-saving design, the 456 Series
can serve as a more stable and reliable alternative to using similar smaller-amp Nano fuses in
tandem. Prior to the introduction of the 456 Series, a dual-fuse method was the only way to achieve
circuit protection greater than 15A using Nano fuses.
For additional specification information and to request samples, please visit the Littelfuse web
site at http://www.littelfuse.com or call
the Littelfuse Technical Support line at 1-800-999-9445.
As the worldwide leader in circuit protection products and solutions with annual sales of $535
million in 2006, 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
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