Archive for November, 2015

Bourns Extends Voltage Range of Popular High Power TVS Diode Product Series

November 19, 2015

 

RIVERSIDE, Calif., November 19, 2015 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the extension of the voltage range of its popular high power TVS (PTVS) diode PTVS3 product series. The new 15 V bidirectional high current PTVS diodes are designed to meet the protection needs of DC power supplies and power management systems with 12 V batteries. Designated Model PTVS3-015C-TH, the latest high current bidirectional TVS diodes from Bourns offer bidirectional port protection meeting IEC 61000-4-5 8/20 μs current surge requirements. When compared to typical competing MOV technology, the use of Bourns’ innovative silicon technology in the Power TVS products provides a lower clamping voltage under surge, greater performance stability and increased reliability.

 

“Based on customer demands, Bourns added the new lower 15 V PTVS model to our line-up giving exposed and/or harsh environment power supplies the protection they need,” said Ben Huang, Product Line Manager at Bourns, Inc. “What makes these new devices ideal is that they exhibit an excellent surge response versus temperature where the maximum surge current at 150 °C exceeds 70 % of their rated value at 25 °C.”

Pricing and Availability
As a pricing reference, the Bourns® Model PTVS3-015C-TH is priced at $9.90 each in 50 piece quantities. The new model is available now and is RoHS compliant* and halogen free**.

To learn more about the Bourns® Model PTVS3-015C-TH, please visit the Power TVS Diode product page.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at http://www.bourns.com.

* RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

** Bourns considers a product to be “halogen free” if (a) the Bromine (Br) content is 900 ppm or less; (b) the Chlorine (Cl) content is 900 ppm or less; and (c) the total Bromine (Br) and Chlorine (Cl) content is 1500 ppm or less.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Bourns Receives Celebrity Endorsement from Sean Silas for its Pro Audio Products

November 4, 2015
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., November 4, 2015 – Bourns, Inc., (DBA Bourns Pro Audio), a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the endorsement of its Pro Audio products by Sean Silas, guitarist for the band Hour Eleven (HR 11). This is a strategic win for Bourns to leverage Silas’ extensive background in music from his more than 20 years of local Southern California performances. Bourns Pro Audio sought the Silas endorsement because he is known for his own unique rock/metal style. Sean stated, “I’ve patterned my guitar playing techniques from several guitar greats such as Randy Rhodes, George Lynch, Phil Collen, Eddie Van Halen, and Steve Vai.”

“Bourns Pro Audio is thrilled to have the backing of Sean for our guitar potentiometers,” said Chuck Manzano, Pro Audio Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc. “From this endorsement, Bourns is able to tap into his expertise regarding the type of options both performing guitarists and guitar designers are looking for in the areas of dynamic performance and tone. Sean has provided us with his valuable feedback in the continuing development of our guitar potentiometers, and it is an honor to work with someone of his exceptional talent.”

The band HR 11 was formed in 2010 and was recently signed to Culture Shock Original records, releasing their self-titled debut CD that features guitarist Phil Collen of the legendary band Def Leppard. HR 11 is currently preparing for a tour of the United States and Europe, and has already started work on their second CD. The band’s popularity continues to grow from the positive messages in their songs garnering a fan base of over 17,000 worldwide that is expected to grow significantly with their upcoming tour.

Bourns Pro Audio offers a wide variety of guitar potentiometers for the discerning guitarist and guitar builder. Superior design qualities and world-class manufacturing bring uncompromised reliability and value to both manufacturers and end users. Bourns Pro Audio also offers a wide range of slide potentiometers, rotary encoders, circuit protection devices, magnetics, and trimming potentiometers all suitable for use in amplification, sound processors, mixing consoles, and sound systems.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at http://www.bourns.com.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.