Compact fuse-protected varistors
TDK Corporation's compact ThermoFuse NT14 and NT20 series feature a footprint that fits into existing circuit board layouts. The NT14 series (disk diameter 14mm) is designed to absorb maximum surge currents with an 8/20-Î¼s pulse of 6kA at rated voltages of between 130 VRMS and 680 VRMS, while the NT20 series (disk diameter 20mm) has a surge current capability with an 8/20-Î¼s pulse of 10kA at rated voltages of between 130 VRMS and 750 VRMS. The NT14 and NT20 series offer a maximum energy absorption of up to 220 J and 480 J for 2 ms, respectively. Both series are available in 2-leaded and 3-leaded types, with the third lead used to monitor whether the fuse has been activated. The ThermoFuse NT series meet UL 94 V-0 requirements, and are also listed as Type 4CA in UL 1449, 4th edition. With their compact dimensions and excellent surge current capability over a broad range of voltages, the NT types are suitable for use in a wide range of applications, such as ballasts for lighting, home appliances, power supplies, inverters for solar installations, frequency converters for drives, and smart meters. They can also be used for the general protection of electrical wiring and installations.
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Volume: 2019 March/April