Electronic Products & Technology

TCO devices boost current capacity in small package

April 18, 2019  Stephen Law

BOURNS SC series of miniature Thermal Cutoff (TCO) devices are lighter, smaller and offer high current capacity up to 13A at 25°C. Product family matches the small space and over-temperature protection needs in next-generation Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery cells and USB 3.1 Type C cables. Product series is 38% smaller than firm’s SA series, yet has the same high current handling capacity. Devices are available in two options: the SCxxAAA which features a reinforced cover improving resistance to injection molding forces applied during USB cable manufacturing. The SCxxAAB series is thinner at 0.94 mm, making it suitable for smartphone applications.

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