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Bourns Expands its SinglFuse™ SMD Fuse Line with Two New Automotive Grade Model Families

The New 150 °C rated AEC-Q200 Compliant* Model Series are Ideal for Applications Requiring Rugged Overcurrent Protection with High Reliability

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 15, 2021 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today expanded the company's SinglFuse™ product line with two new automotive-grade SMD fuse model families. The Bourns® Model SF-0603SA-M and SF-1206SA-M series are fully compliant with Bourns' internal AEC-Q200 equivalency test procedure, providing rugged overcurrent protection for a broad range of harsh environment applications that require long life and high reliability. While the AEC-Q200 standard may be specific to automotive testing and qualification, the enhanced product designs and robust performance required to meet this standard can be of benefit across a broad spectrum of industrial, low-to-medium risk medical, off-highway transportation, factory automation, and communication system applications as well.

The SinglFuse™ SF-0603SA-M and SF-1206SA-M model series each feature slow blow fusing speed, which is defined as a room temperature clearing time categorization of five seconds at 250 percent of the rated current. The new model families are available in small EIA 0603 and 1206 footprints, and utilize Bourns' advanced multilayer ceramic design that enables enhanced voltage and current handling capabilities in ambient operating temperatures up to 150 °C. In addition, the latest SinglFuse™ models are constructed using a ceramic multilayer technology that delivers enhanced reliability against thermal shock, salt spray and mechanical vibration in elevated operating temperatures within rated specifications.

The SF-0603SA-M series offers current ratings from 0.5 A to 8 A with voltage ratings from 24 Vdc to 65 Vdc, while the SF-1206SA-M model family provides current ratings from 0.5 A to 5 A with a 65 Vdc voltage rating.

As electronic systems become increasingly integrated, interconnected, and sensitive to outside influences, overcurrent conditions can cause damage, reduce a product's lifespan, degrade the efficiency of a device, and in extreme cases bodily harm. For this reason, Bourns continues to develop innovative fuse products to address the growing need for effective overcurrent protection across a wide range of applications and operating environments.

Available now, Bourns® SF-0603SA-M and SF-1206SA-M models are UL 248-14 compliant, RoHS** compliant and halogen free***. For additional product information, please see: www.bourns.com/products/circuit-protection/singlfuse-smd-fuses-aec-q200-compliant

*Meets Bourns internal AEC-Q200-equivalent test plan.

**RoHS Directive 2015/863, Mar 31, 2015 and Annex.

***Bourns considers a product to be "halogen free" if (a) the Bromine (Br) content is 900 ppm or less; (b) the Chlorine (Cl) content is 900 ppm or less; and (c) the total Bromine (Br) and Chlorine (Cl) content is 1500 ppm or less.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns® products have not been designed for and are not intended for use in "lifesaving," "life-critical" or "life-sustaining" applications nor any other applications where failure or malfunction of the Bourns® product may result in personal injury or death. See Legal Disclaimer Notice www.bourns.com/docs/legal/disclaimer.pdf

Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
annettekeller1984@gmail.com
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
david.scofield@bourns.com
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