The limit is enforced with a slow-blow fuse
which can briefly sustain current levels up to 200X its rated capacity.
The miniature circuit breaker has a slow trip speed so it is a drop-in replacement for fused terminal blocks using slow-blow fuses
AEM plans to launch its industry first 0603 and 0402 slow-blow fuses in the coming months.
Constructed as multilayer monolithic structure, the new slow-blow fuses are made by UV and semiconductor processes (multiple patents invented by AEM and Philips) and offering high solvent and high temperature resistance and superior mechanical integrity.
The SolidMatrix surface-mount 1206 (3216) size Slow-blow fuses
are specifically designed for withstanding high in-rush currents, and ideal for applications in LCD panels, inverters, cellular phone handsets, and power supplies for computers