AVX extends current rating of 0402 fuse to include 200mA and 50mA versions

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

GREENVILLE, S.C., 7 Feb. 2011. AVX Corp., a manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended the current rating of the Accu-Guard II Low Current Series to include 200mA, 150mA, 100mA, 62.5mA, and 50mA versions in a 0402 package. The miniature 0402 low-current fuse uses thin film and land grid array (LGA) technologies to enable precise control of the component's electrical and physical characteristics, which is not possible with standard fuse technologies, according to a company spokesperson.

The UL E141069-approved, RoHS-compliant Accu-Guard Series fuses are well suited to handheld devices, including, cell phones, PDAs, two-way radios, and video/digital cameras, as well as hard disk drives (HDD), LCD screens, computers, instrumentation, battery chargers, and rechargeable battery packs.

"AVX is the first to offer a miniature 0402 low-current fuse based on thin-film technology. Previous technologies forced customers to choose between size and current rating. The Accu-Guard II Series offers…accurate fuses…in wide range of current ratings that meet the size requirements of demanding portable electronic devices," says Jim Wright, global circuit protection product manager at AVX.

The miniature 0402 Accu-Guard features a nickel solder coating compatible with automatic soldering technologies.

Typical prices range from $0.15 to $0.29 depending on volume for standard commercial product depending on volume.




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