Littelfuse, Inc. has introduced the MHP-TAT18 Metal Hybrid PPTC Battery Mini-Breaker with resettable thermal cutoff (TCO). This over-temperature protection device offers a 9VDC rating and a higher current rating than similar products on the market. The mini-breaker helps circuit designers meet the battery safety requirements of the higher-capacity lithium-ion polymer and prismatic battery cells found in the latest portable, battery-powered consumer products. MHP technology connects a bimetal protector in parallel with a polymeric positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) device, which acts as a heater and helps keep the bimetal latched until the fault is removed.
Typical applications for the MHP-TAT18 Battery Mini-Breaker Series with resettable TCO include battery cell protection for high-capacity lithium-ion polymer and prismatic cells used in:
- Gaming PCs
- Notebook PCs
- Other battery-powered portable devices
The MHP-TAT-18 Metal Hybrid PPTC Mini-Breaker Series with resettable TCO offers these key benefits:
- High current capacity and low resistance capable of handling the voltages and battery charge rates found in high-capacity lithium-ion polymer and prismatic cells.
- Multiple activation temperature ratings (72 degrees Celsius, 77 degrees Celsius, 82 degrees Celsius, 85 degrees Celsius, 90 degrees Celsius) help to provide resettable and accurate over-temperature protection.
- Thin, compact form factor (5.8 by 3.80 by 1.05 millimeters) facilitates circuit protection in ultra-thin battery pack designs.
The MHP-TAT Metal Hybrid PPTC Mini-Breaker Series is available in minimum order quantities of 20,000 pieces in boxes. Sample requests may be placed through authorized Littelfuse distributors worldwide.