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internal fuse modules for solid tantalum capacitorsMiniature fuse modules were designed for and incorporated into two styles of solid tantalum capacitors. One is an epoxy molded, radial leaded, high frequency decoupling capacitor; the other is an hermetically sealed device with axial lead wires. The fusible element for both devices consists of a fine bimetallic wire which reacts exothermically upon reaching a critical temperature and then disintegrates. The desirability of having fused devices is discussed and design constraints, in particular those which minimize inductance and series resistance while optimizing fuse actuation characteristics, are reviewed. Factors affecting the amount of energy required to actuate the fuse and reliability of acuation are identified.
Document ID
19810017845
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Dematos, H. V.
(Union Carbide Corp. Greenville, SC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center Capacitor Technol., Appl. and Reliability
Subject Category
ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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