Thin bridge rectifier saves assembly costs, says Taiwan Semi

A surface mount bridge rectifier from Taiwan Semiconductor has been designed to optimise higher power application and prevent arcing problems.

The TBS6 bridge rectifier series is made up of TBS406, TBS408, TBS410, TBS606, TBS608 and TBS610. They are designed to optimise higher power applications and prevent arcing problems through increased creepage distance with a wider pin distance (3.6mm) between L to N, says Taiwan Semiconductor.

The compact and thin profile package design has a profile height less than 2.0mm. The TBS6 series has a surge current up to 150A (8.3milli seconds half sine wave) and 400A (1.0 milliseconds half sine wave). This is much higher than the surge current of the standard surface mount bridge rectifiers on the market, says Taiwan Semiconductor.

Manufacturing assembly costs can be reduced in comparison with DIP packages, says Taiwan Semiconductor, with increased power density based on lower thermal resistance.

The TBS series can be used for automated placement equipment for switch mode power supplies, adapters, TVs and monitors. They are available with an IF of 4.0A and 6.0A and VRRM ranging between 600 to 1,000V. All parts are UL certified, RoHS-compliant as well as halogen- and antimony-free.

Taiwan Semiconductor is a Taiwanese company that specialises in discrete devices (diodes, MOSFETs) and power management ICs.

Founded in 1979 in Taipei, the company supports customers to master future design requirements for automotive, lighting, consumer and industrial applications. It has production facilities in China and Taiwan that meet the latest ISO-standards as well as IATF16949 and offer automotive customers AEC-Q101-qualified products.

In Europe, Taiwan Semiconductor Europe is responsible for sales with locations in Germany, France and the UK. The company has sales offices in Asia, Europe and the USA.

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