Digi-Key Corporation Now Stocks Ametherm’s AS Series Inrush Current Limiters

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 22, 2011

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of the AS series Inrush Current Limiters from Ametherm.

Ametherm's AS series of Inrush Current Limiters are designed to withstand from 6 to 50 A of steady state current and 300 to 900 J of input energy. This series ranges from .5 to 50 ohm, and is an extremely reliable and durable product with no derating at lower temperatures. With its new design, the AS series cools down faster, which creates a faster reset time.

Inrush Current Limiters are intended for a wide variety of applications including medical and security equipment (MRI and X-ray machines).

The AS series Inrush Current Limiters are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.

About Ametherm

Ametherm is a leading manufacturer of power thermistors. Ametherm offers the highest rated steady state current rating as well as highest rated energy handling capability offered in the market. Their excellent long-term stability and rugged structure makes them ideally suited for limiting inrush current in motors (1/3HP to 3.0 HP range), medical (power supplies, MRI), security systems (X-ray machines), transformers (up to 8.0 KVA), telecom (power supplies up to 4000 watt out put power) and motor drives, in the most cost effective method.