Ametherm SL05 5R001

Ametherm SL05 5R001
The SL05 5R001 inrush current limiting thermistor from Ametherm offers a maximum steady state current of 1A (up to +65°C), resistance of 5Ω ±25% (at 25°C) and a maximum recommended energy rating of 5J. The Ametherm SL series suppresses surge currents that occur when electrical circuits are switched on, preventing serious damage to sensitive electronic components if their rated current values are exceeded. Connected in series with the load, at "switch-on" they limit the current due to its relatively high cold resistance. As a result of current flow, the thermistor self-heats and in turn reducing its resistance value so that once the initial surge current has been safely held off, the resistance in the thermistor is maintained at a low value to maximise efficiency
  • Inrush current limiting thermistor
  • Resistance of 5Ω ±20% (at 25°C)
  • Maximum steady state current of 5A (up to +65°C)
  • Maximum recommended energy of 5J
  • Dissipation constant of 5mW/°C
  • Thermal time constant of 10s
  • Material Type A (for Beta and Curve)

Typical applications for the SL series include:

  • Limit current inrush to PSUs and battery chargers
  • Lighting circuits and thermostat protection
  • Electric motor soft start
The below table gives the full specifications of the Ametherm SL05 5R001

Ametherm SL05 5R001 Specifications
Specifications
Additional Features
  • Inrush current limiting thermistor
  • Suitable for high energy and short term high current applications
  • Dissipation constant 5mW/°C
  • Thermal time constant 10s
  • Material Type A (for beta and curve)
Maximum Recommended Energy
  • 5J
Maximum Steady State Current
  • 1A (upto +65°C)
Resistance at +25°C
  • 5Ω ±25%

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VIDEOS
Limiting Inrush Current with NTC and PTC Themistors

Learn how to limit inrush current using NTC and PTC thermistors in this presentation by Ametherm.

Many applications today, including industrial machinery, power tools and other high current equipment, use limiting inrush current as a major design consideration to combat the problematic effects of inrush current.

Inrush current occurs when a system powers on and experiences a spike in current. This current can be substantially higher than standard operating current. If not properly managed, it can reduce the effective operating life and impose damage to equipment. For example, inrush current could disable a cooling fan, eventually leading to total system failure.

Applications that are switched on and off quickly, such as welding equipment, present a particular concern for limiting inrush current. The limiting inrush current circuit must reset instantaneously during each power on to protect the system. This further complicates the management of inrush current.

NTC stands for Negative Temperature coefficient. The NTC thermistor provides variable resistance based on temperature. As temperature increases, the resistance drops from high to low and allows current to pass through.

PTC stands for Positive Temperature Coefficient. The PTC thermistor also provides variable resistance based on temperature. As temperature rises, resistance increases from low to high and blocks inrush current.

Typically, NTC-based limiting is used for most applications. However, there are certain scenarios that require a PTC thermistor over an NTC thermistor. These include equipment with a near-zero reset time, extreme temperature conditions, and systems that experience frequent shorts.
Limiting Inrush Current for a 40VA Transformer

Inrush current often causes problems for transformers. This video will show you how to calculate the right inrush current limiter for your transformer in 7 simple steps.
DC Motor Inrush Current and What You Need to Know

What does inrush current have to do with DC motors? This video answers that question by discussing the cause of DC motor inrush current and how to prevent the inrush of current at startup from possibly damaging the DC motor with the use of Ametherm's Inrush Current Limiters. They start by explaining how a DC motor functions, its applications and key components, how inrush current factors in, how to solve the problem of inrush current, and how to select the right inrush current limiter for your application with three easy steps.
VIDEOS
Limiting Inrush Current with NTC and PTC Themistors

Learn how to limit inrush current using NTC and PTC thermistors in this presentation by Ametherm.

Many applications today, including industrial machinery, power tools and other high current equipment, use limiting inrush current as a major design consideration to combat the problematic effects of inrush current.

Inrush current occurs when a system powers on and experiences a spike in current. This current can be substantially higher than standard operating current. If not properly managed, it can reduce the effective operating life and impose damage to equipment. For example, inrush current could disable a cooling fan, eventually leading to total system failure.

Applications that are switched on and off quickly, such as welding equipment, present a particular concern for limiting inrush current. The limiting inrush current circuit must reset instantaneously during each power on to protect the system. This further complicates the management of inrush current.

NTC stands for Negative Temperature coefficient. The NTC thermistor provides variable resistance based on temperature. As temperature increases, the resistance drops from high to low and allows current to pass through.

PTC stands for Positive Temperature Coefficient. The PTC thermistor also provides variable resistance based on temperature. As temperature rises, resistance increases from low to high and blocks inrush current.

Typically, NTC-based limiting is used for most applications. However, there are certain scenarios that require a PTC thermistor over an NTC thermistor. These include equipment with a near-zero reset time, extreme temperature conditions, and systems that experience frequent shorts.
Limiting Inrush Current for a 40VA Transformer

Inrush current often causes problems for transformers. This video will show you how to calculate the right inrush current limiter for your transformer in 7 simple steps.
DC Motor Inrush Current and What You Need to Know

What does inrush current have to do with DC motors? This video answers that question by discussing the cause of DC motor inrush current and how to prevent the inrush of current at startup from possibly damaging the DC motor with the use of Ametherm's Inrush Current Limiters. They start by explaining how a DC motor functions, its applications and key components, how inrush current factors in, how to solve the problem of inrush current, and how to select the right inrush current limiter for your application with three easy steps.

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