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Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection Products

Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection's products are a part of your everyday life. From your cell phone battery to your car's steering wheel, they are helping to make your world safer and your electronics more reliable. All the electrical equipment around you can become dangerous through faults such as overcurrent, overvoltage or overheating. Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection's products help to protect electrical equipment from these types of faults. To date, billions of Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection's products have been used to help protect a wide range of electronic products in the computer, battery & portable electronics, consumer, automotive, industrial appliance & HVAC, and telecommunication markets. There are many agencies that require circuit protection in their products. Tyco Electronics Circuit Protection's products are certified under UL, TUV and other application specific and regional agencies.

Mission

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 1981
SLIC (Subscriber Line Interface Card) product launched at AT&T – first PPTC product
1984
SMD PolySwitch product launched at Apple – first surface-mount PPTC product 1988
Axial-leaded Ni metal hydride protector at Motorola – first axial-leaded PPTC product 1993
miniSMD™ launched – industry’s smallest PPTC circuit protection device 1994
SiBar™ Thyristor products for overvoltage protection launched 1997
Raychem acquired by Tyco Electronics
1999
nanoSMD™ launched - industry’s smallest PPTC circuit protection device 2000
FT600 telecom fuses launched 2002
MOV (Metal Oxide Varistors) launched 2003
Slow blow and fast acting surface-mount fuses– highest current & smallest package
2004
GDT (Gas Discharge Tubes) launched 2004
PESD (Electrostatic Discharge Protection) devices– industry’s smallest form factor 2005
Integrated protection solutions launched: PolyZen™ and 2Pro™ devices 2006

Circuit Protection Products

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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.






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