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Wurth Electronics Dual Coil Combines High Common & Differential Mode Impedance for LED Lamps

January 27, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

Wurth Electronics Midcom, a designer and manufacturer of custom magnetic components, created the Dual Coil series of common mode chokes with high dual impedance capabilities – in what the company says is the smallest package size on the market today. The Dual Coil series of common mode chokes offer what the company describes as a cost-effective solution for suppression of common mode and differential mode impedance at low frequencies, ranging from 10kHz to 100MHz. The dual feature eliminates the need for multiple components, which saves cost on the bill of materials and space on the printed circuit board.

The Dual Coil has common mode inductance values ranging from 2.5 to 140mH, while providing differential mode inductance from 0.3 to 19mH. The Dual Coil measures 8.7 x 15.8 x 13-13.6mm. With ratings up to 250Vac line voltages and up to 750mA of current, these chokes can handle even the most demanding needs in the LED retrofit lamp market. In addition, they are well suited to fit higher power lighting ballast applications, as well as any low-power, offline application.

"We have seen a tremendous amount of interest for the Dual Coil from a wide variety of industry partners," said Dean Huumala, Product Marketing Manager for Wurth Electronics Midcom. "We have been somewhat taken back by the instant demand."

Applications for the Dual Coil include offline and LED lighting along with 110/240Vac main-line applications. The common mode choke is also suitable for CCFL lighting, filtering on device with unstable ground, power line input and output filters, power electronics, electronic ballasts, white goods and power tools.