Multifuse® PPTC Resettable FusesFollow article
All electrical equipment is susceptible to dangerous electrical surges. Whether the equipment is the sunroof of a car, the latest MP3 player or a piece of the next generation broadband infrastruture, all can be rendered useless by electrical surges.
These surges can be as dramatic as a lightning strike or a simple static discharge from touching a metal surface. Whatever the source, electrical equipment requires circuit protection to ensure its safety.
Bourns is a leading manufacturer in the circuit protection industry and has developed a number of overcurrent and overvoltage components that, in combination, can provide complete circuit protection solutions.
Multifuse® devices are the Bourns brand name on the components that are often referred to as Polymer PTCs. Positive Temperature Coefficient resettable fuses or thermistors. Multifuse® polymer PTCs are components that can provide electrical circuits with either overcurrent or overtemperature protection.
Bourns have created a fantastic training centre that will let you familiarise yourself with this technology, and allow you to get the most of the resettable fuses in your next design. Visit the site here:
Bourns resettable fuses are available from RS Components for rapid delivery. Take a look at the range here: