April 21, 2016

Ceramic components: New data book for EPCOS PTC thermistors

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TDK Corporation presents the fully revised data book for EPCOS PTC thermistors, which introduces the extended product range. The 2016 edition now also includes several new series of inrush current limiters, most of which are qualified to AEC-Q200, as well as special high-voltage heating elements for heating the interiors of electric vehicles.

PTC thermistors fulfill a wide range of duties in electronic applications. They can, for example, be used as self-regulating and intrinsically safe heating elements.

Another application is overcurrent protection of devices and systems, where they function as self-resetting fuses. Due to their steep characteristic curves, they can also be used as sensors for monitoring the temperature in motors or notebooks, for example.

The new 281-page data book not only offers the technical specifications, but also general information and detailed operating instructions, which simplify the selection of the appropriate component.

The English version of the Data Book can be ordered online at www.epcos.com/publications under ordering code EPC:25028-7600.

Further information on the products can be found under www.epcos.com/ptc.

About TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems* marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS, power supplies, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2015, TDK posted total sales of USD 9.0 billion and employed about 88,000 people worldwide.

* The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites, inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors.