Digi-Key Stocks New Bourns SinglFuse™ Line Of Thin Film Chip Fuses

October 19, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Digi-Key Corp. announced that it has expanded its line of products from Bourns, Inc. to include the manufacturer’s new line of SinglFuse™ thin film chip fuses.

Bourns’ SinglFuse products protect against a wide range of overcurrent events and feature current ratings from as low as 500mA up to 7A. The thin film design of Bourns’ new SinglFuse products ensures high precision for specific fusing characteristics. Single-acting fuses are specifically designed for applications which require one-time acting fuses that allow a physical break in the circuit if a short circuit arises, eliminating the need for a circuit reset. The thin film design allows customers to order customized thin chip fuses to meet their specific product needs. The Bourns SinglFuse line is also RoHS compliant and halogen free. Applications include LCD monitors, digital cameras, cell phones, industrial controllers, and rechargeable battery packs.

"The new SinglFuse line demonstrates Bourns’ commitment to exceeding customer expectations and providing the industry’s most complete line of circuit protection solutions," said Dick Krass, Vice President of Distribution Sales at Bourns. "With Digi-Key extending its line of Bourns products, customers are assured of sales channel access of this needed new line of high precision thin film fuses for highly reliable overcurrent protection."

The SinglFuse line of thin film chip fuses is featured in Digi-Key’s online catalog and will be featured in future print catalogs. These products are available to order directly from Digi-Key in both prototype and production quantities.

"We are very pleased to offer these new products to our customers," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key President and COO. "This new SinglFuse line will satisfy a growing demand for a broader range of circuit protection solutions that meet standards requirements and solve application challenges."