Source: ESA, EPCI The 3rd edition of the Space Passive Component Days (SPCD) will take place at ESA\ESTEC from the 9th till 12th October 2018. European Passive Components Institute is a proud partner to the ESA SPCD 2018 event.
source: EETimes news Marcel Schmid 11/2/2017 The tricky task of charging battery cells in an electric vehicle within the shortest amount of time possible lies in “battery balancing.”
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
source: AEM Components news Novi, Mich.—September 12, 2017 — EETech Labs, in cooperation with AEM Components, has produced a video that demonstrates the effect on circuit protection devices when subjected to worst case electric vehicle (EV) battery short circuit conditions. This comparison study highlights the advantages of using AEM (AirMatrix®) wire-in-air fuse versus similarly rated […]
source: EPCI 21st Dec 2017, EPCI, Lanskroun. September 12-15th 2017 Brno University of Technology BUT hosted the 1st international passive components networking days PCNS jointly organised by European Passive Components Institute EPCI and BUT.
source: Littelfuse news Littelfuse has introduced a series of compact, fast-acting 500VAC ceramic body fuses with current ratings ranging from 1.6A to 12.5A.
source: Bourns news RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 19, 2017 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has added new AEC-Q200 certified high-temperature Polymer Positive Temperature Coefficient (PPTC) resettable fuses to its successful line of Multifuse® products.