Subminiature surface mounted circuit protector

  • US 5,432,378 A
  • Filed: 12/15/1993
  • Issued: 07/11/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A circuit protector, comprising:

  • an electrically insulating substrate having a top surface, a bottom surface and opposing end portions having end edges and opposing lateral edges;

    termination pads of electrically conductive material deposited on the top surface at opposing end portions of the substrate, each pad extending to one end edge and both opposing lateral edges;

    a fuse element disposed across a space between the termination pads and electrically connecting the termination pads, the fuse element having a predetermined fuse characteristic;

    a cover of electrically insulating material overlaying the top surface, the cover suffusing the substrate, fuse element and termination pads; and

    ,electrically conductive terminations at the opposing end portions in electrical contact with the termination pads at the end edge and the lateral edges, the terminations extending over a portion of the bottom surface and the cover enclosing the termination pads.

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