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For Immediate Release
Ametherm Now Offering Wide Range of RoHS-2-Certified Inrush Current Limiters and NTC Thermistors
CARSON CITY, Nev. — March 25, 2014 — As part of Ametherm’s commitment to the environment and its customers, the company today announced that its product lineup now includes a wide array of RoHS-2-certified (with Exemption 7a and 7(c)-1) inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors for a variety of applications. Ametherm RoHS-compliant part numbers are indicated by the suffixes “SL,” “SG,” “MS,” and “AS.”
Dangerous substances commonly used in electrical and electronic equipment — including heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium, as well as flame retardants such as polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) — pose environmental and health risks. The main objective of RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU) is to restrict their use in products sold in the European Union. Exemptions include: • Exemption 7a: Lead in high melting temperature type solders (lead-based alloys containing 85% by weight or more lead). • Exemption 7(c)-1: Electrical and electronic components containing lead in a glass or ceramic other than dielectric ceramic in capacitors (piezoelectronic devices) or in a glass or ceramic matrix compound.
“With the introduction of RoHS 2, restrictions on hazardous materials have been broadened to additional product categories — such as medical devices and monitoring and control instruments — and the first deadlines for subcategories are quickly approaching,” said Eric Rauch, president and CEO of Ametherm. “For our OEM customers in Europe or who import to the region, it is essential to have a reliable supply of RoHS-compliant components in place. We are proud to be leading the way for the thermistor industry, offering a wide variety of our most popular NTC thermistors and inrush current limiters.”
Ametherm’s lineup of RoHS-compliant components includes the bigAMP, miniAMP, AS, MegaSurge™, and SURGE-GARD™ series of inrush current limiters for circuit protection. NTC thermistors include a variety of probe assembly types for high-accuracy temperature compensation and measurement.
Made in the U.S.A., Ametherm products are recognized by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA International) for ensured safety. The devices are optimized for a wide range of applications, including AC motors, power supplies, motor drives, audio amplifiers, battery chargers, air sensors, HVAC systems, high-speed computers, MRIs, and X-ray machines.
For more information or to request a sample, visit www.ametherm.com. Or call 800-808-2434 (toll free in the United States) or 775-884-2434 from outside the U.S. and Canada.
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About Ametherm Ametherm, headquartered in Carson City, Nev., was founded in 1994 and specializes in inrush current limiting power thermistors for circuit protection in the power market industry. Ametherm’s devices are some of the highest rated in the industry and provide the widest range of inrush current protection available. For more information, visit www.ametherm.com or call 800-808-2434.