Tyco Electronics offers free online tutorial at Circuit Protection University

MENLO PARK, Calif., 10 Oct. 2009. Tyco Electronics introduced a free Web-based training program aimed at designers of electronic and electrical equipment. From electrical basics to detailed descriptions of circuit protection strategies, Circuit Protection University (CPU) provides a suite of practical, self-paced tutorials.

MENLO PARK, Calif., 10 Oct. 2009. Tyco Electronics introduced a free Web-based training program aimed at designers of electronic and electrical equipment. From electrical basics to detailed descriptions of circuit protection strategies, Circuit Protection University (CPU) provides a suite of practical, self-paced tutorials.

The CPU site launch includes an overview of circuit protection devices and tutorials on overcurrent and overvoltage protection techniques. Additional courses in coordinated circuit protection and I/O port protection are scheduled for release next month. The training program includes real world examples of circuit protection solutions for consumer electronics, including:

Cell phones, batteries and charging systems,
Laptop computers and multimedia equipment,
Set-top boxes and high-speed communications equipment,
Automotive infotainment equipment, and more.
The CPU virtual training program utilizes examples and analogies to explain how overcurrent and overvoltage protection devices help prevent injury, protect electrical equipment from damage, and help maintain uninterrupted device performance. Helpful resources include a glossary of terms and an overview of Tyco Electronics' circuit protection products, as well as a knowledge-evaluation quiz at the end of each module.

"CPU was developed by Tyco Electronics' experienced technical staff to help colleagues, customers and distributors understand the fundamentals of circuit protection and apply these concepts to everyday challenges," said Brandy Rowden, Manager of Global Marketing Communications for Raychem Circuit Protection Products. "We will continue to enrich this learning venue with new materials and look forward to user feedback on the content and functionality of CPU."

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