Archive for January, 2016

Bourns Latest Feature-rich Uninterruptible Power Supplies for Indoor Use Offer Compact, High Reliability Back-up Solutions

January 26, 2016
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 26, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced three new uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) that are compact, feature-rich DC power supply and battery back-up solutions. The latest UPS devices from Bourns are optimal DC power supply and battery back-up devices for 12 Vdc powered Optical Network Terminals (ONTs), and are also well-suited for any 12 Vdc application where DC power and battery back-up is required. Offering small size for placement flexibility and designed for high reliability, Bourns’ latest UPS models provide three alarm features, ONT reset and cold start functions along with overvoltage protection and EMI/RFI filtering. These UPS devices utilize Lithium-Ion battery technology with integrated battery management systems which helps assure long-life and safe operation.

The Model MX1236 Series Indoor MicroFlex UPS offers a unique low-profile design where the DC supply and Lithium-Ion battery pack can be stacked, and can accept up to three battery packs for additional back-up capacity. In addition, the Model MX1236 Series UPS is capable of accepting 50 / 60 Hz AC power inputs from 100 to 240 Vac. This DC power supply provides a nominal DC output of 12 V / 3.0 A (36 Watts). During a power failure, the replaceable Lithium-Ion battery pack is capable of providing up to 10 hours of back-up capacity at 8 Watts. UL Listed, the Bourns® Model MX1236 Series provides the small size and flexibility needed to support today’s ONTs, Optical Network Units (ONUs), Fiber to the Home (FTTH), security systems, and more. Orderable options are: Model MX1236-L2-C7 which includes a power supply, UPS battery and relays for Vdc and telemetry output and Model MX1236-P-C7 which includes a power supply and relays for Vdc and telemetry output. Model MX36-LC is a replacement battery.

The Bourns® Model MP1218-L1 Series Indoor Micro UPS provides a constant supply of DC power and additionally provides battery back-up power in case of an electrical power outage. It can accept 50 / 60 Hz AC power inputs from 100 to 240 Vac. The DC power supply provides a nominal DC output of 12 V / 1.5 A (18 Watts). During a power failure, the replaceable battery pack is capable of providing up to 6 hours of back-up at 8 Watts load. Output cabling options include a 7-conductor 12 Vdc power and telemetry as well as a 2-conductor barrel type connector for DC power only. The UL Listed Model MP1218-L1 Series delivers the small size and flexibility required for current GPON installations. Model MP18-L1 replacement batteries are also available.

A related new product is the Model MP1218-P Series Indoor Micro Power Supply. It is designed and intended for 12 Vdc Optical Network Terminals but can be used in any 12 Vdc application where a DC power supply is required such as VoIP, FTTH and video. A model with seven-conductor Vdc and telemetry is available. The MP1218-P is UL Listed.

Pricing and Availability

As a pricing reference, the Bourns® Model MX1236 is list priced at $184, Model MP1218-L1 is list priced at $140 and Model MP1218-P is list priced at $70 each in single piece quantities. The new models are available now and are RoHS compliant*.

To learn more about Bourns full line of high-reliability UPS models, please visit the Surge Protective Devices and UPS product page: www.bourns.com/products/surge-protective-devices/uninterruptible-power-supplies-(ups).

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.

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Bourns Introduces Professional Lighting Component Line at 2016 NAMM Show

January 18, 2016
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Bourns® Pro Lighting Components

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 18, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that its Bourns Pro Audio group will introduce a professional lighting components product line at the upcoming NAMM Show to be held January 21-24, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Bourns Pro Audio added the new professional lighting portfolio to help lighting and stage equipment designers and manufacturers meet industry demands for computer automation and technology advancements. As stage and theatrical productions become more elaborate and automated with stage lifts, moving platforms, and motorized lights and lighting truss rigs, component technology is now an integral part of stage designs. Bourns will showcase select professional lighting components at its booth #6865 (Hall A) at the 2016 NAMM show.

Bourns’ broad line of professional lighting products includes components such as rotary position sensors, panel controls, slide potentiometers and rotary encoders used in the manufacture of light mixing consoles and controllers, computer controlled moving lights, moving stage platforms, and stage lifts. Also offered are a wide array of trimming potentiometers, resistor networks, and power resistors that meet the requirements of professional lighting equipment. For computer controlled light shows and PTZ cameras, Bourns offers rotary position sensing products with various communication protocols that are well-suited for use in robotic moving lights. Bourns’ rugged and reliable non-contacting rotary position sensors and encoders along with the company’s precision potentiometers are highly reliable solutions for robotic light applications that require very long life.

“Bourns has supplied components used in the design and assembly of industrial applications for many decades. We have extended this proven reputation to the professional lighting industry by bringing quality, reliability and value to an established customer base that includes some of the industrys leading manufacturers and suppliers of professional lighting and stage equipment,” said Chuck Manzano, Pro Audio Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc. “Our vast array of products provides a convenient single point of purchase, and allows customers to efficiently reduce the number of required suppliers. In addition to supplying catalog components, Bourns can customize components to meet a designer’s needs by offering various value-added options such as brackets, cable harnesses and connectors.”

The full line of Bourns® professional lighting components is available now through selected Bourns authorized distributors. For prices and availability, please contact Bourns’ authorized distributors.

To learn more about Bourns’ professional lighting products and the company’s leading line of Pro Audio products, please visit: www.bourns.com/products/pro-lighting.

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 www.bourns.com.

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.

Bourns Debuts New Sean Silas Signature Series Guitar Potentiometers at 2016 NAMM Show

January 18, 2016
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Bourns® Sean Silas PDB241-SOTL Guitar Potentiometer

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 18, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that its Bourns Pro Audio group will debut the Sean Silas Signature Series Guitar Potentiometer at the upcoming NAMM Show to be held January 21-24, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Bourns Pro Audio developed this custom signature series line in conjunction with rock/metal guitarist Sean Silas to suit his original playing style and that of other guitarists in this genre. The two initial guitar potentiometers in Bourns’ Sean Silas Signature Series are precision guitar volume controls. These breakthrough potentiometers feature a custom audio taper for highly accurate volume setting, and use specialized lubricants for a smooth, viscous rotational torque. The knurled shaft option is suited for press-fit knobs, and the plain shaft is designed for knobs with set screws.

Bourns will debut the following two new potentiometers at its booth #6865 (Hall A) at the 2016 NAMM show:

Part Number Shaft Style Bushing Style Resistance Value Taper
PDB241-SOTL1-504A3 Knurled Standard 500 kΩ Audio
PDB241-SOTL2-504A3 Plain Standard 500 kΩ Audio

 

“With the release of the Sean Silas Signature Series Guitar Potentiometers, Bourns continues its commitment to provide guitarists with high quality and extremely reliable guitar potentiometers,” said Chuck Manzano, Pro Audio Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc. “We are ecstatic to be working with Sean in the development of precision volume controls that help rock/metal guitarists perform and perfect their own signature sound. We are already working with Sean on the development of a custom tone control as an added option to be released later this year. And, there will be more to come as Bourns is working on additional signature series guitar potentiometer designs with other artists.”

As a pricing reference, part number PDB241-SOTL1-504A3 with knurled shaft is priced at $3.95, and part number PDB241-SOTL2-504A3 with plain shaft is priced at $3.75. All prices are based on quantities of 1,000. The Sean Silas Signature Series Guitar Potentiometers are available now through selected Bourns authorized distributors and Pro Audio resellers.

To learn more about the Sean Silas Signature Series and the rest of Bourns’ leading line of Pro Audio products, please visit: www.bourns.com/proaudio.

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.

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.

Bourns Acquires Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Trimming Potentiometer Business

January 15, 2016

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 15, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has acquired specified assets of the trimming potentiometer business of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. The transfer of the acquired assets will begin in early 2016. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bourns invented the world’s first trimming potentiometer, trademarked Trimpot®. Today, trimming potentiometers are used to perform a variety of circuit adjustments in all types of electronic equipment in virtually every market around the world. Bourns has continually increased the number of physical configurations available and the ability of its Trimpot® products to withstand manufacturing environment demands, offering its customers enhanced design flexibility in selecting the optimal product for a particular application.

“The acquisition of Murata’s trimming potentiometer business brings two significant strategic advantages for Bourns – a stronger competitive position particularly in Asia, and additional depth to Bourns’ world-leading Trimpot® product line,” said Erik Meijer, President and COO of Bourns. “As the inventor of trimming potentiometers more than 60 years ago, we are proud to continue Bourns’ pioneering legacy with the acquisition of Murata’s well-regarded trimming potentiometer product lines. This acquisition continues the company’s ongoing commitment to offering products and solutions that add value and functionality while lowering the total cost of ownership for our customers.”

“The Bourns transition team is working closely with Murata to ensure continuity, seamless product availability and the highest level of customer service,” explained Hans van Delft, Vice President and General Manager of the Bourns Industrial Division. “Leading this transition, I want to personally assure both Murata’s and Bourns’ customers that Bourns will continue the same industry-leading product performance, quality and reliability they have grown to trust.”

About Murata
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata’s website at www.murata.com.

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 www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and Trimpot® 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.