Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection Announces Two New 0ADE Series Fuses

Source: Electronics 360 news Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection, a Bel group company and premier global manufacturer of standard glass and  ceramic cartridge fuses, has announced the 0ADE Series of fuses. These fuses are now available in compact 6×32 mm ceramic cartridge and pigtail, axial-leaded options for AC and DC high voltage and high interrupting rating applications.

Lessons learnt at ESA from failure with commercial product/process in space applications

source: ESA, EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: The presented presentation slides are prepared based on ESA long term experience with passive components use in space environment. Several failures and investigations during the last years linked with the use of commercial components or commercial manufacturing process are reported. We will share some lesson learn for the use of […]

High Reliable Fuses versus COTS Fuses

source: SCHURTER AG, EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: The aim of this article is to outline the differences between the high reliable ESA ESCC qualified and the Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) fuse variants from SCHURTER AG for space and related applications. In this century, companies from the private sector have been pursuing business for space applications and setting challenging […]

Fuse Protection against thermal runaway

source: Schurter application note A thermal runaway is an increasing threat to electronic devices where more and more power is packed in ever smaller spaces; it is a threat that is poorly dealt with using traditional means. SMD thermal fuses offer a solution that can be reflow-soldered at 260°C and still open at 210°C.

Primary Fuse Protection Against Overvoltage Events

source: Schurter application notes Overvoltages occur during events such as switching operations, electrostatic discharges as well as lightning discharges. Be they direct or indirect, they are introduced by galvanic, inductive or capacitive means to electrical lines, with the potential to create devastating effects.