SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

July 19, 2012 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New Radial-Leaded PTC Thermistors With Temperature Coefficients of + 4110 ppm/K, Response Time of Less Than 2 s, and Wide - 55 degrees C to + 150 degrees C Temperature Range

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2012) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of radial-leaded, positive temperature coefficient (PTC) thermistors. Devices in the new TFPTL series feature nickel thin film elements with positive temperature coefficients of + 4110 ppm/K, fast response time of less than 2 s, and high stability over a wide temperature range from - 55 °C to + 150 °C.

Available in two sizes with lead pitches of 2.5 mm and 5.0 mm, the thermistors released today offer designers a wide variety of standard resistance values at + 25 °C (R25) from 100 ohms to 5 kilohms, and tolerances of 1 % and 5 %. Non-standard resistance values and tolerances are available on request.

With their excellent long-term stability (typical less than 0.1 % drift) and high-temperature performance, devices in the TFPTL series can be used for temperature measurement, sensing, compensation, and control in industrial and consumer applications. In addition, they can replace silicon-based temperature sensors. Typical end products include heating/cooling systems, motor drives, fan controls, power supplies, and consumer goods.

The TFPTL series thermistors are UL-recognized for the United States and Canada, and they consist of a thin film ceramic chip with two tinned, copper-clad steel wire leads. The devices are compliant to RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, in accordance to WEEE 2002/96/EC, and epoxy-coated per UL 94 V-0.

Samples and production quantities of the new PTC thermistors are available now, with lead times of 10 weeks for larger orders. Follow PTC thermistors from Vishay at http://twitter.com/vishayindust.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

Link to datasheet:
http://www.vishay.com/doc?33027 (TFPTL)

Link to product photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vishay/7558303668