6A zero ohm link in a 1.6×0.8mm in a ceramic chip format

October 13, 2016 // By Julien Happich
TT Electronics's 6A zero ohm link LRZ0603 has been designed for making optional connections on printed circuit board assemblies.

Delivered in a surface mount ceramic chip format measuring only 1.6×0.8mm, the device has a similar rating to the leading competing 2512 size i.e. with approximately 16 times larger area, and a much higher current rating than competing parts of the same 0603 size, claims TT Electronics. It allows a common PCB to be used for multiple product variants, saving on design time and inventory.  It can also be used as a crossover to simplify - and reduce the cost of - PCB design by reducing the number of layers needed.
The LRZ0603 is AEC-Q200 qualified, providing the assured reliability of an automotive grade component.  The link’s ultra-low residual resistance value is closer to the ideal zero ohm characteristic with negligible voltage drop and its low internal thermal impedance minimises heating in the assembly, improving reliability and reducing field failures. Chips can withstand immersion in solder at 260°C for 30 seconds and are suitable for reflow or wave soldering processes.
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