Schurter announces solid state SMD fuse for demanding applications

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Schurter HCFSchurter recently announced its new High Current Fuse (HCF), which it is touting as a robust SMD fuse.

The High Current fuse uses solid-state, thin-film technology.  It has fast-reacting breaking capacity rated 1000 A at 125 VAC/ 125 VDC, over a current range of 5 A to 15A. Schurter (Santa Rosa, Calif.) says the HCF is ideal for applications including medical devices, where the reliable interrupt of high currents is critical. In contrast to conventional fuses with a melting wire, the HCF has a metallic thin film layer.  With this manufacturing technique, a metal layer is applied in conjunction with a so-called sputter.  The two form on a glass substrate in an exact micrometer thickness.  The resulting fuse element is enclosed with a ceramic housing, that guarantees the necessary stability and

In contrast to conventional fuses with a melting wire, the HCF has a metallic thin film layer, applied in conjunction with a so-called sputter.  The two form on a glass substrate in an exact micrometer thickness, with the resulting fuse element enclosed with a ceramic housing.

The Schurter HCF is completely impermeable to potting compound, which can be used to achieve a hermetic seal.

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