Electronic Products & Technology

Circuit Protection

August 26, 2017 by Stephen Law

Analog switch saves space, improves signal integrity

VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY Siliconix DG2788A dual DPDT / quad SPDT analog switch provides low resistance of 0.37ohm at 2.7V in the compact 2.6mm by 1.8mm by 0.55mm miniQFN16 package. Suitable for both analog and digital signal switching in space-constrained consumer, medical,…
August 24, 2017 by Stephen Law

SMT tact switch operates on soft touch

E-SWITCH TL9100 Series Soft Touch SMT Tact Switch provides a soft touch tactile feel in a surface mount design. It is SPST and provides a choice of 200 or 350 operating force options. Device has a contact rating of 50mA…
August 23, 2017 by Stephen Law

Metal switch integrates illumination in small diameter pushbutton

SCHURTER Metal Line switch series includes an illuminated 16mm version. The compact mechanical pushbutton switch provides a sleek look accentuated with a quality homogeneous illumination in a ring style, or complete surface area illumination. Illumination color options include red, blue,…
August 21, 2017 by Sonja Brown, director of product marketing – Piezo and Protection Devices, EPCOS, a TDK Group Company

Inrush current limiting techniques and solutions

Thermistors are often the solution of choice for detecting temperature limits. With NTC (negative temperature coefficient) thermistors, the resistance decreases with increasing temperature. In PTC (positive temperature coefficient) thermistors, resistance increases as temperature increases. When a specific temperature is exceeded,…
August 15, 2017 by Stephen Law

Power blocks serve electrical distribution panels

BLOCKMASTER HP Series High Power Terminal Blocks are rated 600 Volt with a choice of 115 or 175 Amps, for electrical applications in power panel distribution. Devices can also be used for lighter power applications, and therefore has extended utility…
August 14, 2017 by Stephen Law

Anti-vandal pushbuttons come with bi-color illumination

EAO Series 82 Anti-Vandal Pushbutton is availabile with bi-color illumination. Control panel designers can enhance aesthetics with red and green combinations in 24V ring or dot variants with indicators or both momentary and maintained pushbuttons. The tactile devices provide strength,…
August 8, 2017 by Stephen Law

Fuse meets packing density challenges in power electronics

SCHURTER USN 1206 SMD fuse technology meets challenges associated with packing density in power electronics. The chip fuse provides temperature-sensitivity suitable for both overcurrent protection and protection against excessive ambient temperatures. Device is not a pure thermal fuse, as it…
August 3, 2017 by Stephen Law

Two part epoxy bonds, seals and coats encapsulation

MASTER BOND EP41S-F is a two part epoxy for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. Product combines fast ambient temperature cure speed with  chemical resistance and superior electrical insulation properties. Versatile system is easy to handle and has a forgiving…
July 31, 2017 by Stephen Law

Covers protect 3U and 6U Eurocard pcbs

PIXUS TECHNOLOGIES Protective solder-side covers for 3U and 6U Eurocard printed circuit boards (pcbs) come in a version that mounts to OpenVPX, CompactPCI, and VME/64x boards. Devices mount to Eurocard-based boards and provide mechanical protection of the component side of…
July 29, 2017 by Stephen Law

LED dome signal light comes in 7 combinations

Patlite NE-M1-CL7 Series LED Dome Signal Light provides single signal lights with 7 LED colour combinations and can provide multiple solutions with years of maintenance-free operation. Seven multicoloured LEDs are available, providing low power consumption and increased energy efficiency. Product provides…
July 28, 2017 by Stephen Law

SCR thyristor handles 600V 40Arms, 150°C junction temperature

LITTELFUSE SJxx40x Series of 40A standard high-temperature silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) thyristors are capable of handling 600V, 40Arms and junction temperatures up to 150°C. Devices prevent the overheating and thermal runaway problems SCRs can experience due to an application’s limited cooling…
July 19, 2017 by Stephen Law

High-performance battery holders solder easily

KEYSTONE high-performance, battery holders for cylindrical batteries comes with solder lug contacts, which simplify assembly of wires to the holders and easily connect solder lugs to solid or stranded wires with or without female quick fit terminals or crimp connectors.…