FUSES: Posts for SMD fuseholder give assembly stability

SCHURTER has now equipped its FPG7 shock-safe SMD fuseholder with two stabilising posts.

The added posts extend from the existing front standoffs, providing increased stability during board assembly, and when replacing the fuse. The FPG7 is also the only shock-safe SMD fuseholder on the market for 5 x 20 mm cartridge fuses. The trend towards SMD applications continues unabated. In response, SCHURTER already offers a large selection of SMD components such as fuses and fuseholders in its product range. As part of the SCHURTER range, the FPG7 offers the only shock-safe SMD fuseholder on the market. The newly added stabilising posts improve the design, by optimising the stability of the fuseholder during the mounting and soldering process of the PCB. Further, the stabilising posts help absorb the axial forces that arise when the fuse is being replaced. With rated power acceptance of up to 2.5W at 10A/250V ac according to IEC, combined with rated current of up to 16 A at 400V ac according to UL/CSA, the FPG7 is the ideal solution for applications requiring primary protection. Overall, the FPG7 is well suited for applications where the following requirements must be met: SMD assembly, compact design, primary protection, and external access to fuses. Specific applications in this regard include industrial and medical equipment as well as household appliances. Depending on the application, the customer can select between two fuse cap options, either a slotted version for screwdriver access or fingergrip version. The FPG7 is manufactured with RoHS-conforming materials that are temperature resistant and designed for reflow soldering processes. These materials meet the requirements for equipment in unattended operation according to IEC 60335-1 and the intensified glow-wire test requirements according to IEC 60695-2. Furthermore, the FPG7 achieves a protection class of IP40 and a shock-safe category of PC2. The blister tape packaging option enables efficient manufacturing using automatic placement machines. All versions of the FPG7 have VDE and cURus approvals. Schurter Ltd, established in 1998 after the acquisition of Rendar, is responsible for sales, marketing, distribution and support for the UK and Ireland. Company and product info Schurter is a leading partner for passive electromechanical components, with a strong focus on providing safe, clean power and on making the interface between human and machine ever easier. Based on customer requirements, Schurter develops, manufactures and provides value added services through a global network of affiliates and distributors. Serving the electronic segments of the IT/telecom, aerospace, medical, instrumentation and industrial markets, and with a particular focus on the renewable energy market, Schurter delivers solutions to equipment manufacturers who require products approved for use internationally. Product ranges Circuit protection; connectors; switches; EMC products Certifications SCHURTER products are certified according to the following standards and carry country specific approvals: UL, CSA, VDE (ENEC10), METI, CCC, KTL Schurter Ltd Unit 8, Clock Park, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9NH T: +44 (0)1243 810810 E: sales@schurter.co.uk