SCHURTER now equips its FPG7 shock-safe SMD fuseholder with two stabilizing posts. The added posts extend from the existing front standoffs, providing increased stability during board assembly, and when replacing the panel accessible fuse.
As part of the SCHURTER range, the FPG7offers the only shock-safe SMD fuseholder for 5×20 mm fuses on the market. The newly added mounting posts improve the design, by optimizing the stability of the fuseholder during the mounting and soldering process of the PCB. Further, the mounting posts help absorb the axial forces that arise when the fuse is being replaced.
With rated power consumption of up to 2.5 W at 10 A / 250 VAC according to IEC, combined with rated current of up to 16 A at 400 VAC 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 carrier options, either a slotted version for screw driver access or fingergrip version.
The FPG7 is manufactured with RoHS-conforming materials that are temperature resistant and designed for reflow soldering processes. These materials today meet the requirements for equipment in unsupervised 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.
More information on the FPG7 can be found on the SCHURTER website at http://www.schurterinc.com/New-Products/Fuses-Fuseholder.