Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection Products' mission is to be an indispensable supplier of innovative circuit protection solutions to customers world-wide. Their purpose is to design and manufacture circuit protection devices to help maximize the performance and reliability of your products. They are a global leader in PPTC resettable device technology.
History of Circuit Protection Product Innovation
The Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection Products' history of innovation began in 1980 when the use of a polymeric positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) device as a variable resistor in circuit protection applications was first pioneered. For more information about how this innovative technology works download the Fundamentals of PolySwitch Technology (pdf).
Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection Products' Introduction Timeline
|PolySwitch division started as a venture group with three technologists
|SLIC (Subscriber Line Interface Card) product launched at AT&T – first PPTC product
|SMD PolySwitch product launched at Apple – first surface-mount PPTC product
|Axial-leaded Ni metal hydride protector at Motorola – first axial-leaded PPTC product
|miniSMD™ launched – industry’s smallest PPTC circuit protection device
|SiBar™ Thyristor products for overvoltage protection launched
|Raychem acquired by Tyco Electronics
|nanoSMD™ launched - industry’s smallest PPTC circuit protection device
|FT600 telecom fuses launched
|MOV (Metal Oxide Varistors) launched
|Slow blow and fast acting surface-mount fuses– highest current & smallest package
|GDT (Gas Discharge Tubes) launched
|PESD (Electrostatic Discharge Protection) devices– industry’s smallest form factor
|Integrated protection solutions launched: PolyZen™ and 2Pro™ devices
Circuit Protection Products
Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection Products develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of PolySwitch resettable devices, fast acting chip fuses, slow blow chip fuses, telecom fuses, SiBar thyristor surge protectors, gas discharge tubes (GDT), metal oxide varistors (MOV), multi-layer varistors (MLV), electrostatic discharge protection devices, 2Pro devices and PolyZen micro-assemblies.
Overview of Tyco Electronics, Circuit Protection Products (pdf 587KB)
PolySwitch Device Fundamentals (pdf 1,901KB)
SiBar Thyristor Overvoltage Device Fundamentals (pdf 1,540KB)
Metal Oxide Varistor Fundamentals (pdf 106KB)
Telecom Surface-mount Fuse Fundamentals (pdf 973KB)
Fuse Fundamentals (pdf 973KB)
Circuit Protection Markets
Tyco Electronics, Circuit Protection Products partners with and services OEMs in industries including telecommunications and networking, multimedia/computer, battery and portable electronics, consumer, automotive, medical, and industrial markets.
Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection Products' Facilities
Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection Products is recognized as a leader in operational excellence and customer service. A dedicated direct engineering sales force, worldwide manufacturing and design centers for their products, and local engineering support helps them to think, manage, and share globally, yet act locally to meet customer needs.
Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection Products' headquarters is in Menlo Park, California USA with manufacturing facilities in California (USA), China, and Japan. Sales offices are worldwide. See Directions.