Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced immediate availability of EPCOS PTC thermistors from TDK, offering superior solutions for circuit protection.
PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) thermistors are able to offer more reliable protection than NTC thermistors in certain cases with particularly demanding temperature and power conditions. EPCOS PTC ICLs (Inrush Current Limiters) offer key benefits when used as ICL components for active inrush current limitation in certain applications.
The EPCOS SMD PTC Superior Series is ideal for over temperature sensing. The series is used to monitor potential overheating conditions and can be used as a current regulator, thereby offering a thermal shutdown as the applied current load decreases at high temperature.
Possible applications for these temperature limit sensors are power supplies such as AC/DC and DC/DC converters, battery chargers and packs or lamp ballasts. The SMD PTC thermistors can be used in the fan controllers of notebooks in order to avoid critical temperatures. In automotive electronics, they are suitable for applications such as the temperature monitoring of LED-based lighting systems.
For more information about TDK, EPCOS, and fast response, as well as access to the world's largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the CustomerÂ®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)