Circuit & System Protection


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Compact varistors offer surge capability of 6000 A
27 July 2022, Electrocomp
TDK has released the new EPCOS B72314S2* series of leaded disk varistors which cover a wide operating voltage range of 175 VRMS to 625 VRMS.

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Clearing the Static: ESD wrist straps
27 July 2022, Actum Electronics
The human body is the primary source of electrostatic charge generation. In order to control and reduce static charge build-up and prevent electrostatic discharges (ESD) at an electronic equipment facility, we use grounding systems to ensure that all components are at the same electrical potential.

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Clearing the Static: ESD Flooring
29 June 2022, Actum Group
Altico’s ESD flooring has been specially engineered to facilitate a uniform flow of static electricity directly to a ground point.

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New transient voltage suppressors for automotive applications
30 May 2022, EBV Electrolink
The devices offer high surge capability of 3000 W and a high temperature operation up to 175°C for signal line protection.

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Clearing the Static: Safe storage and transportation of ESD-sensitive components
30 May 2022, Actum Group
During storage and transportation outside of an ESD-protected area (EPA), it is recommended that ESD-sensitive items are enclosed in packaging that provides ESD shielding. In addition to effective static ...

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Clearing the Static: Three steps to a dry ESD packaging system
26 April 2022, Actum Group
To protect PCBs from both ESD and moisture, they should be stored in a vacuum-sealed moisture barrier bag. To complete a dry-packaging system, desiccant packs and humidity indicator cards should be ...

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Clearing the Static: Complete ESD solutions for EPAs
28 February 2022, Actum Group
An electrostatic protected area (EPA) is a designated area where static is controlled under strict regulations. At Actum Group, we advise that EPAs should be viewed and completed as a whole project and ...

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Variety of EMI shielding products
28 February 2022, TRX Electronics
Laird Performance Materials offers customised, robust protection from harmful performance-draining EMI (electromagnetic interference). Its broad range of shielding products can be tailored to any application, ...

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Port protection IC for MCUs tailored to USB-C dual-role power
24 November 2021, Future Electronics
The STMicroelectronics TCPP03-M20 USB Type-C port protection IC is tailored for Dual-Role Power (DRP) applications, simplifying the design of products that can act as a power source for connected devices ...

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EMC solutions for demanding applications
24 November 2021, TRX Electronics
Available from local TTI distributor, TRX Electronics, is Schurter’s wide range of standard products ensuring electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Products include single- and three-phase line filters ...

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EMI filter for space-sensitive designs
24 November 2021, Altron Arrow
Engineered as a dual-channel filter array, the VEMI256A-SD2 two-channel EMI filter from Vishay Intertechnology helps suppress electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) ...

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Clearing the Static: ESD training and compliance in the workplace
24 November 2021, Actum Group
ESD (electrostatic discharge) can change the electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device by degrading or destroying it entirely. ESD can potentially damage electronic systems, causing equipment ...

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Lightning current protection for four-conductor systems
27 October 2021, Phoenix Contact
The Termitrab complete product family from Phoenix Contact provides narrow surge protective devices for measurement and control technology. With immediate effect, the TTC-6P-4… protective devices for ...

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Clearing the Static: ESD cleaning
27 October 2021, Actum Group
To avoid ESD damage to electronic assemblies or components, they must be manufactured, handled, packaged and stored in an ESD protected environment.       It is essential that these ESD protected workplace ...

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20 mm higher pin heatsink provides 20% better performance
29 September 2021, Sivan Electronic Supplies
With an overall height of 65 mm, the new PO 98-98-65-AL pin heatsink from Alutronic exceeds the established maximum standard height of 45 mm. In the case of the PO 98-98-65-AL, the additional 20 mm improves ...

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High-current feedthrough filters
29 September 2021, Conical Technologies
HPR Series feedthrough filters from NexTek are designed and built to provide rugged EMI filtering for high-current lines, no matter the application details or environmental requirements. These feedthrough ...

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Compact X2 capacitors for noise suppression
25 August 2021, Electrocomp
A new series of very compact EPCOS X2 capacitors for noise suppression, rated for 275 V a.c. and covering a capacitance range from 33 nF to 1 µF, has been released by TDK. Depending on the capacitance ...

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Thermoelectric coolers for optoelectronic systems
29 September 2021, TRX Electronics
Featuring next-generation thermoelectric materials, the OptoTEC OTX/HTX Series of thermoelectric coolers from Laird Thermal Systems offers a 10% boost in cooling capacity, greater temperature differential ...

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Common-mode filters for mobile devices
29 September 2021, Electrocomp
TDK has developed the TCM0403M Series of miniaturised thin-film common-mode filters for mobile devices. The 0403 case size (0,457 x 0,3 x 0,23 mm) is 58% smaller and 56% lighter than previous products. ...

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Fast-acting chip fuse for automotive applications
29 September 2021, Altron Arrow
Vishay introduced a new, very fast-acting thin film chip fuse. For automotive applications, the Vishay Beyschlag MFU 0603 AT is AEC-Q200 qualified and features current ratings from 0,5 A to 5,0 A.  ...

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