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Reflowable thermal switch protects against thermal runaway

SCHURTER RTS compact reflowable thermal switch for thermal protection of power semiconductors such as MOSFETs, ICs, IGBTs, TRIACs, SCRs, etc. Due to their inherent self-reinforcing heat-producing behavior, these components can overheat and lead to thermal runaway. Device prevents overheating by reliably interrupting the circuit precisely at a pre-defined temperature. Device provides a physical protection in cases where all software-based security measures have failed. Reflow compatible through mechanical activation procedure, device separates rated voltages up to 60Vdc.

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