New thyristor offers excellent AC handling capability and surge robustness

10-08-2017 | Littelfuse | Passives

Littelfuse has introduced a series of 16A SCR switching thyristors developed especially for use in EVOBC applications. The S8016xA Series SCR switching thyristors offer excellent AC handling capability and surge robustness, which allows them to handle Level 1 charging up to 16ARMS at 120V, and Level 2 charging up to 16ARMS at 240V at 100C and up to 25ARMS at 80C. The series is the first line of SCR switching thyristors capable of handling such high current levels in TO-220R and TO-263 packages that are also AEC-Q101-qualified and capable of supporting the PPAP.

Typical applications for these thyristors are input rectification of AC line inputs for electric vehicle on-board and off-board chargers.

“The compact TO-220R and TO-263 packages in which S8016xA Series SCR Switching Thyristors are provided helps circuit designers minimize the size of their charging circuitry,” said Koichiro Yoshimoto, business development manager for the Littelfuse product line. “As AEC-Q101 qualified devices that are capable of supporting PPAP, they’re ideal for use in EVOBC applications.”

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