Bourns' Latest Overtemperature Protection Mini-Breaker Device Series -- Automotive Grade and AEC-Q200 Compliant^
Bourns® Model AD and SD Series meet automotive industry's exacting requirements, and its manufacturing facility is IATF 16949 certified and passed VDA 6.3
RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 25, 2023 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components for power, protection, and sensing solutions, today announced that its Model AD and SD Series Miniature Thermal Cutoff (TCO) mini-breaker devices have received automotive grade approval and are compliant to AEC-Q200 equivalent standards^. In addition, Bourns' mini-breaker manufacturing facility is IATF 16949 certified and has passed the VDA 6.3 process audit requirements. As surface mount, ultra-small overtemperature protection devices, Bourns® automotive grade mini-breakers create an extra level of temperature monitoring safety and warranty confidence for automotive application developers and users alike.
These two latest mini-breaker device series have multiple industry-leading features that deliver the advanced level of resettable, accurate and repeatable overtemperature protection automotive designers can leverage in a broad range of heater circuit-based applications. They are available in several mounting options – the Model SD Series comes in a surface mount package, and the Model AD Series in an axial leaded/weldable package. Both series offer non-automatically resettable (self-hold) or automatically resettable (non-self-hold) function options, and feature a very wide trip temperature range of 55 °C to 150 °C. "Now that we offer automotive grade products, our Model AD and SD Series mini-breakers give developers peace-of-mind that Bourns has all the competencies to support the wider automotive industry," said Brian Ahearne, Thermal & Precision Division Vice President at Bourns. "Although existing solutions offer the ability to monitor temperature, there are still inherent risks. Bourns® Model AD and SD Series provide independent overtemperature protection where the devices can be located in immediate contact with the heat generating components, either SMD or welded. Plus, their miniature package size and wide trip temperature range makes them ideal for heater circuits that formerly did not have overtemperature protection, or had to use bulky traditional solutions."
Bourns® Model AD and SD Series mini-breakers are available now and are RoHS compliant* and halogen free**. For more detailed product information, please see: www.bourns.com/products/mini-breakers
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, medical (low/medium risk)**, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.
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^Tested to Bourns internal AEC-Q200 equivalent standards
*RoHS Directive 2015/863, Mar 31, 2015 and Annex.
**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
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