Bourns Introduces Photovoltaic (Class gPV) Power Fuse Product Series

The first two series of the Bourns® POWrFuse™ High-Power Fuses family feature high power ratings and are designed to UL 248 and IEC 60269 standards

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 16, 2022 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced the first two series of its POWrFuse™ High-Power Fuse product family. Featuring a high-power rating, Bourns' new industrial fuse links are designed to UL 248 and IEC 60269 standard requirements. The capabilities of the POWrFuse™ series help protect solar photovoltaic power systems known to operate under extreme ambient temperatures, high-cycling and low-level fault current conditions. They are also excellent solutions for a variety of industrial, power supply and Battery Management System (BMS) applications.

Specifically, the POWrFuse™ PF-E series is designed to the UL 248-19 (Class gPV) photovoltaic fuse standard and offers 1000VDC voltage, power ratings from 15 to 30 A, and up to a 20 kA interrupting rating. The POWrFuse™ PF-H (gPV) series is designed to the UL 248-19 and IEC 60269-6 (Class gPV) photovoltaic fuse standards and offers 600VDC/VAC voltage, power ratings from 15 to 30 A, and up to a 150 kA interrupting rating. Both high-power fuse series offer fast-acting protection under fault current, low resistance and power loss, and an operating temperature range of –55 to +125 °C. Ferrule and PCB mounting options are available for both series.

The Bourns® POWrFuse™ PF-E and PF-H (gPV) series are available now and are RoHS compliant* and halogen free**. For more detailed product series information, please see:

*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.

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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

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Annette Keller
Keller Communication
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
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