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high current thermal fuse (HCTF)

A high current temperature fuse, HCTF, is a power component. It is a fuse that interrupts the flow of current when a specified temperature is exceeded.

High Current Temperature Fuse (HCTF) from Vishay

High Current Temperature Fuse (HCTF) from Vishay

The operating temperature of high-current thermal fuses is at temperature ranges up to 160 °C. At temperatures of 230 °C, they shut down the circuit. The shutdown process is irreversible. The current carrying capacity of such a thermal fuse depends on the mounting and environmental conditions. HCTF fuses can be made of metallic and ceramic materials. Their cold resistance is only a few tenths of an ohm.

HCTF fuses are used in power electronics and automotive engineering.

Englisch: high current thermal fuse - HCTF
Updated at: 23.10.2013
#Words: 108
Links: current, fuse, power (P), process, capacity (C)
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