Electronic Design

Schottky Rectifiers Protect Solar Cells

Offering current ratings from 10A to 40A and forward voltages down to 0.51V typical at 20A, the TMBS Trench MOS barrier Schottky rectifiers add 12 45V devices in three power package options. Optimized for use in solar cell junction boxes as bypass diodes for protection, the latest devices include the single-chip VT1045BP, VT2045BP, VT3045BP, and VT4045BP. Each device comes in power TO-220AC, ITO-220AC, and TO-263AB packages. Samples and production quantities of the 45V TMBS rectifiers are available now. Pricing for a 10A device starts at $0.50 each/10,000. VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY, INC., Malvern, PA. (619) 336-0860.

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