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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 predetermined temperature is exceeded.

High Current Temperature Fuse (HCTF) from Vishay

High Current Temperature Fuse (HCTF) from Vishay

The operating temperature of high current temperature fuse is at temperature ranges up to 160 °C. At temperatures of 230 °C they switch off the circuit. 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 anohm

. HCTF fuses are used in power electronics and automotive technology.

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Englisch: high current thermal fuse - HCTF
Updated at: 23.10.2013
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