Low Temperature Melt Fuses
Low temperature melt fuses (LTMFs) are a type of fuse that is designed to melt at a specific, low temperature. They are typically made of a metal alloy that has a low melting point, such as tin-lead or indium-silver.
LTMFs are used in a variety of applications where a low-level overcurrent protection is required. They are often used in electronic devices and equipment, such as computers, televisions, and other consumer electronics, to protect against electrical surges and power outages. They are also used in industrial equipment and appliances, such as refrigeration systems and air conditioning units, to protect against overcurrent and short circuits.
LTMFs are typically composed of a metal wire or ribbon that is encased in a glass or ceramic housing. The metal wire or ribbon is designed to melt at a specific temperature, usually between 60-150°C, when an overcurrent or short circuit occurs. This causes the circuit to open, breaking the flow of current and protecting the device or equipment from damage.
LTMFs are available in a variety of sizes and amperage ratings to suit different applications and equipment. They can be used in both AC and DC circuits, and can be surface mounted or through-hole mounted.
Overall, low temperature melt fuses are a reliable and cost-effective way to provide overcurrent protection for electronic devices and equipment. They are easy to install and maintain, and can help to prolong the life of equipment and protect against damage caused by electrical surges and power outages. For an estimate and to discuss how American Tin & Solder can further help you with the production of low temp melt fuses, please contact us.
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