Polymeric PTCs provide over-current protection

23rd November 2017
Posted By : Alice Matthews
Polymeric PTCs provide over-current protection


While maintaining USB 3.1 Type C data integrity, Littelfuse USB 3.1 Type C Circuit Protection offers overcurrent and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. The host and all self-powered hubs must implement over-current protection for safety purposes and the hub must have a way to detect the over-current condition and report it to the USB software.

Polymeric PTCs from Littelfuse provide a suitable solution for over-current protection.

Promoting high signal integrity on the data lines of the USB 3.1 Type C interface offers benchmark-settling, silicon based, low capacitance ESD protection, while providing effective ESD protection on the Vbus, USB 2.0, and control lines of the interface.

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