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What is a Circuit Protection Device?

A circuit protection device automatically prevents dangerous or excess amounts of temperature, excessive amounts of current or a short circuit in an electrical conductor. It limits the amount of energy that is liberated in the event of electrical failure.

Types of Circuit Protection Devices

There are several different kinds of circuit protection devices at Future Electronics. We stock many of the most common types categorized by several parameters including Rated Voltage, Maximum Clamping Voltage, Capacitance, Peak Output Current, Maximum RMS Voltage, On-State Voltage, Off-State Voltage, On-State Current, Off-State Current, Maximum Breakdown Voltage, Minimum Breakdown Voltage, Packaging Type and many other parameters specific to the type of circuit protection device. Our parametric filters will allow you to refine your search results according to the required specifications.

Circuit Protection Devices from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a wide range of circuit protection devices from several manufacturers. Once you decide if you need Circuit Breakers, Electronic Fuses, ESD Protection & Diode Arrays, Fuse Holders, Clips & Blocks, Gas Discharge Tubes, Power Thyristors, Protection Thyristors, Resettable Fuses, TVS Diodes or MOV/MLV Varistors, you will be able to choose from their technical attributes and your search results will be narrowed to match your specific circuit protection device application needs.

We deal with several manufacturers such as Cooper Bussmann, Littelfuse, ON Semiconductor, Raychem, STMicroelectronics or Vishay, among others. You can easily refine your circuit protection device product search results by clicking your preferred circuit protection device brand from the list of manufacturers below.

Applications for Circuit Protection Devices:

There are many applications that use circuit protection devices.

  • Computers and laptops
  • Cell phones
  • Game systems
  • Computer peripherals
  • Portable electronics
  • DVD players
  • Battery packs
  • Set top boxes
  • Medical equipment
  • Modems
  • Wireless communication systems
  • ATM machines
  • Network systems

Choosing the Right Circuit Protection Device:

With the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, when looking for the right circuit protection devices, you can filter the results by category. We carry the following categories of circuit protection devices:

  • Circuit Breakers
  • Electronic Fuses
  • ESD Protection & Diode Arrays
  • Fuse Holders, Clips & Blocks
  • Gas Discharge Tubes
  • Power Thyristors
  • Protection Thyristors
  • Resettable Fuses
  • TVS Diodes
  • Varistors (MOV/MLV) Cable Assemblies

Once you choose the circuit protection device category, you can narrow them down by various attributes: by Rated Voltage, Maximum Clamping Voltage, On-State & Off-State Voltage, On-State & Off-State Current and Maximum & Minimum Breakdown Voltage, to name a few. You will be able to find the right Electronic Fuses, Circuit Breakers, ESD Protection & Diode Arrays, Gas Discharge Tubes, Fuse Holders, Clips & Blocks, Power Thyristors, Resettable Fuses, TVS Diodes, Protection Thyristors and MOV/MLV Varistors by using these filters.

Circuit Protection Devices in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of circuit protection devices you require is less than a full reel, we offer to our customers several of our circuit protection devices in tray, tube or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

Future Electronics also offers its clients a unique bonded inventory program designed to eliminate potential problems that may arise from an unpredictable supply of products that could contain raw metals and products with erratic or long lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you can avoid possible shortages.






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