September 20, 2012
TDK Corporation has expanded the NTCGP series of TDK NTC temperature sensors with types featuring lug terminals for the precise measurement of surface temperatures from -40 °C to +150 °C. With their metal lug terminals the compact and highly-reliable epoxy-dipped NTC thermistors can be screwed directly to circuit boards and mounted components. Mass production will begin in September 2012.
The new lug terminal types of the NTCGP series are available in two designs: the standard design with a nominal resistance of 50 kΩ and B coefficient (B25/85) of 3950 K and the linear output type with a nominal resistance of 10 kΩ and B coefficient (B25/85) of 2250 K.
The spread of electric vehicles and solar power is gaining momentum. In order to improve their performance and reliability, precise temperature management of the control circuit boards and electronic components used in these vehicles and systems is becoming even more important. Thanks to the new NTC ceramic elements with linear output characteristics over a wide temperature range, the expanded NTCGP series is ideally suited for temperature measurement of DC-DC converters in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and of DC AC inverters of solar power systems, as well as wide range of other applications.
- Surface temperature measurement of circuit boards and mounted components of DC-DC converters in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and in DC-AC inverters of solar power systems.
Main features and benefits
- NTC temperature sensors with lug terminals can detect temperatures from -40 °C to +150 °C.
- Newly-developed ceramic elements provide linear output from low to high temperatures.
- Direct screw attachment of lug terminals to circuit boards and mounted components enables accurate temperature detection.
NTCGP series Nominal resistance R25
B coefficient B25/85
Standard type 50 3,950 -40 to +150 Linear output type 10 2,250 -40 to +150
About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's current product line includes passive components, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK today focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2012, TDK posted total sales of USD 9.9 billion and employed about 79,000 people worldwide.
About TDK-EPC Corporation
TDK-EPC Corporation, a TDK group company, is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. TDK-EPC was founded in 2009 from the combination of the passive components business of TDK and the EPCOS Group. The portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites and inductors, magnets, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors. The company markets the product brands TDK and EPCOS.
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- Further information on the products can be found under http://www.tdk.co.jp/tefe02/eb225_ntcdp.pdf.
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