Electronic Products Honors Littelfuse with Awards in North America and Asia for High Current 881 Series SMD Fuse

Winning product reduces need to parallel fuses or eliminates the use of over-sized industrial devices

CHICAGO, May 7, 2018 — Littelfuse, Inc. today announced that it has been honored with the 2017 Product of the Year Award from the editors of Electronic Products magazine. Littelfuse has also been awarded the 2017 Annual Products Award from Electronic Products China magazine. The winning product for both awards, the 881 Series High Current Surface Mount Fuse, was designed for use in applications that require both a compact footprint and protection for high current circuits.

“Circuit boards with high current demands, like blade servers, backplanes, and high-wattage power supplies, create challenges for developers incorporating circuit-protecting fuses. To use compact, surface-mount devices required the paralleling of multiple lower-current fuses or the use of larger, overcapacity industrial devices,” said Richard Quinnell, editor in chief of Electronic Products. “The 881 series of fuses corrects the situation, offering ratings up to 100 A in a 12.5 x 10 x 6.8-mm surface-mount device (SMD).”

Created by Electronic Products in 1977, the Product of the Year Award recognizes innovations introduced during the preceding year that offer a significant advancement in a technology or its application, innovative design, or a substantial achievement in price/performance. Winners are selected after a review of thousands of products.

Daniel Wang, Director, Global Product Management, Electronics Business Unit at Littelfuse, noted, “The 881 Series Fuse makes it possible to use a single fuse for higher current applications where board space is extremely limited. It helps designers conserve board space by replacing multiple parallel lower-rated fuses, lowering the total number of parts on the PCB.”

The 881 Series Fuse enhances power efficiency, optimizes thermal performance, and minimizes power loss due to its minimal voltage drop and low temperature rise. Its robust design and operating range from -55°C to 100°C enhances reliability and reduce susceptibility to temperature cycling and vibration effects.

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Additional information is available on the Nano2 881 Series product page.

About Littelfuse
Founded in 1927, Littelfuse is the global leader in circuit protection with advancing platforms in power control and sensor technologies. The company serves customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets with products that include fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors. Littelfuse has more than 11,000 employees in more than 50 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit Littelfuse.com.