Littelfuse - Press Release 9-10-2007
Littelfuse 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,
LFUS) has launched a new series of fast-acting ROHS and UL compliant
20A and 30A subminiature surface-mount fuses.
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
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
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 www.littelfuse.com.
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