Bourns Integrates Two Polymer Positive Temperature Coefficient Resettable Fuses into a Single Package

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 General News J E 4

RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 30 Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that the company has integrated two polymer positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) resettable fuses into a single package. This new Multifuse® device contains twin 250V polymer PTC resettable fuses and decreases the circuit protection footprint by fifty percent on the circuit board. Designated the Bourns® Model MF-SD013/250-2, the device provides both tip and ring overcurrent protection and aids compliance with ITU-T K.20, K21 and K.45 industry standards as well as Telcordia GR-1089 intra building. Bourns® Multifuse® devices are an optimal solution for telecommunication applications including customer premise equipment and line cards.

"In response to growing demands for smaller devices that use less circuit board real estate, Bourns has innovatively packaged two Multifuse® PPTC devices together that protect both tip and ring lines into just one component instead of two," said Paul Wiener, telecom market director for Bourns' circuit protection products. "Bourns' new Multifuse® products deliver superior overcurrent and overvoltage circuit protection and also comply with key industry standards."

Pricing and Availability

Bourns® Multifuse® Model MF-SD013/250-2 is available now. As a pricing reference, the new Multifuse® device with twin polymer PTC resettable fuses is priced from $0.50 in 400 piece quantities per reel. For complete specifications, go to Bourns' website:

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company's website at

Bourns®, the Bourns logo and Multifuse® are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Agency Contact: Annette Keller Keller Communication (949) 640-4811 Company Contact: Mikelyn Bridges Bourns, Inc. (951) 781-5397

SOURCE Bourns, Inc.


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