AS Series: Inrush Current Limiting NTC Thermistors

The News:Ametherm introduces new inrush current limiting NTC thermistors designed to withstand high currents from 6 A to 50 A and 250 J to 800 J of input energy

Key Benefits:

  •  Recognized by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for ensured safety
  • Enhanced performance over traditional inrush current limiters:
  • Lower current density
  • Faster reset times
  • Wider temperature range without derating
  • One-component solution
AS Series Inrush Current Limiter

Key Specifications:

  • Withstand high currents from 6 A to 50 A and 250 J to 800 J of input energy
  • Hot R from 0.0074 Ω to 0.380 Ω · Resistance at 25 ºC from .50 Ω to 50 Ω
  • Maximum capacitance at 680 VAC from 500 µF to 1730 µF
  • Available with diameters of 30 mm and 36 mm

Target Applications:

  • Protection of pre-charge circuits in lithium ion batteries; variable-frequency drives in sports equipment like treadmills, high-speed computers, and processors; switch mode power supplies for plasma cutters and welders; and audio amplifiers, MRIs, and x-ray machines

Key Specifications:

PartULRSSI
Max
Joules
Max
D Max
(mm)
T Nom
(mm)
Get-It-Now
Mouser
Get-It-Now
Digikey
AS32 0R536Y0.530300298995-AS32-0R536-100570-1103-ND
AS32 0R530Y0.530300295995-AS32-0R530-100570-1118-ND
AS32 1R030Y1.030300308995-AS32-1R030570-1104-ND
AS32 1R036Y1.036300308995-AS32-1R036-100570-1119-ND
AS32 2R025Y2.025300308995-AS32-2R025570-1105-ND
AS32 5R020Y5.020300328995-AS32-5R020570-1106-ND
AS32 10015Y10.015250309995-AS32-10015570-1107-ND
AS32 20010 20.010250299 570-1108-ND 
AS32 50006 50.06250309 570-1109-ND 


The Context:
Designed to withstand high steady-state currents and input energy, AS Series inrush current limiting NTC thermistors reduce costs and greatly simplifying designs by providing simple one-component alternatives to using power resistors with timers and relays. Compared to traditional inrush current limiters, the devices offer lower current density, faster reset times, and a wider temperature range without derating. While traditional inrush current limiters handle approximately 167 A per square inch for the duration of the inrush current, AS Series devices are designed to withstand 400 A per square inch. This lower current density, in combination with a uniform temperature gradient throughout the disc, increases reliability by eliminating hot spots from fatigue.

Availability: Samples of the AS Series are available in three to five days. Production quantities are available with lead times of four weeks.

Datasheets: https://www.ametherm.com/inrush-current/as-series-inrush-current-limiters

Download this New Product Announcement as a PDF: AS Series New Product Announcement – July 2013

Request a Sample: Call 800-808-2434 (toll free in the United States) or 775-884-2434 from outside the US and Canada.