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AVX Extends Current Rating of
Industry's Lowest Current 0402 Fuses

Accu-Guard® Series fuses are ideal for handheld devices including,...battery chargers and rechargeable battery packs

AVX Corporation Press Release - 2/6/2011

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AVV546 0402 Low Current Fuse

AVV546 0402 Low Current Fuse

GREENVILLE, S.C. - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended the current rating of the Accu-Guard® II Low Current Series to include 200mA, 150mA, 100mA, 62.5mA and 50mA versions in a 0402 package. The miniature 0402 low current fuse utilizes thin film and land grid array (LGA) technologies to enable precise control of the component's electrical and physical characteristics, which is not possible with standard fuse technologies.

The UL E141069 approved, RoHS compliant Accu-Guard® Series fuses are ideal for handheld devices including, cell phones, PDAs, two-way radios, and video/digital cameras, as well as hard disk drives (HDD), LCD screens, computers, instrumentation, battery chargers and rechargeable battery packs.

"As a leader in circuit protection devices, AVX is the first to offer a miniature 0402 low current fuse based on thin film technology. Previous technologies forced customers to choose between size and current rating. The Accu-Guard® II Series offers the most accurate fuses on the market available in wide range of current ratings that meet the size requirements of demanding portable electronic devices," said Jim Wright, global circuit protection product manager at AVX.

The miniature 0402 Accu-Guard® feature a fusing resistance >1M. Its nickel solder coating is compatible with automatic soldering technologies.

Typical prices range from $0.15 - $0.29 depending on volume for standard commercial product depending on volume.

For more information, contact AVX at One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644; by calling 864-967-3947; or on the Web at

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AVX).

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