CeraDiodes, standard series

CeraDiodes
Standard series
Series/Type:
Date:
October 2014
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
EPCOS type designation
CD
S
2
C05
CD CeraDiode
Device
S Single device
A Array device
Case sizes of single devices
Code
Case size
(inch/mm)
1
0201/0603
2
0402/1005
3
0603/1608
4
1003/2508
Case sizes of array devices
Code
Case size
(inch/mm)
3
0506/1216
4
0508/1220
5
0612/1632
6
1012/2532
Rated voltage
Code
VDC
040
4
050
5.5/ 5.6
090
9
120
12
150
15
160
16
180
18
200
20/ 22
300
30
360
36
480
48
700
70
900
90
201
200
Type
GTA Standard
GTB LED
GTH High-speed
HDMI1 Capacitance value <1 pF
HDMI2 Capacitance value <1 pF
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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GTA
CeraDiodes
Standard series
Ordering code system
B72590
D
0050
A0
Type, case sizes and device
Chip size
Device
Ordering code
(inch/mm)
0201/0603
Single
B72440...
0402/1005
Single
B72590...
0603/1608
Single
B72500...
1003/2508
Single
B72570...
0506/1216
Array
B72755...
0508/1220
Array
B72714...
0612/1632
Array
B72724...
1012/2532
Array
B72735...
D CeraDiode
Rated voltage
Code
VDC
0040
4
0050
5.5/ 5.6
0090
9
0120
12
0150
15
0160
16
0180
18
0200
20/ 22
0300
30
0360
36
0480
48
0700
70
0900
90
0201
200
Type
A0 Standard
B0 LED
H0 High-speed
H1 Capacitance value <1 pF
H2 Capacitance value <1 pF
Packaging
60 Cardboard tape, 180-mm reel
62 Blister tape, 180-mm reel
70 Cardboard tape, 330-mm reel
72 Blister tape, 330-mm reel
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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60
CeraDiodes
Standard series
Features
ESD protection to IEC 61000-4-2, level 4
Bidirectional ESD protection in one component
No change in ESD protection performance at temperatures
up to 85 °C (temperature derating)
Use of parasitic capacitance for EMI suppression and
high-frequency filtering (replacement of additional MLCC)
High surge current capability
Low parasitic inductance
Low leakage current
Fast response time <0.5 ns
Lead-free nickel barrier terminations suitable for lead-free soldering
RoHS-compatible
Single chip
4-fold array
Applications
Interfaces, data lines, power lines and audio lines, pushbuttons,
serial ports, ICs and I/O ports
Consumer electronic products (TV, DVD player/recorder, set-top
box, game consoles, MP3 player, digital still/video camera, etc.)
EDP products (desktop and notebook computer, monitor, PDA,
printer, memory card, control unit, head set, speaker, HDD, optical
drive, etc.)
Industrial applications
Design
Multilayer technology
Nickel barrier termination (Ag/Ni/Sn) for lead-free soldering
Marking
Due to the symmetrical configuration no marking information is
needed.
General technical data
Maximum DC operating voltage
Typical capacitance
Air discharge ESD capability
Contact discharge ESD capability
Leakage current1)
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
to IEC 61000-4-2
to IEC 61000-4-2
(Vleak = 5.6 V)
(without derating)
VDC,max
Ctyp
VESD,air
VESD,contact
Ileak
Top
LCT/UCT
5.5 ... 22
1.5 ... 470
15
8
1
40/+85
40/+125
1) Except CDS2C05GTA and CDS3C05GTA Vleak = 3.3 V. Any operating voltage lower than Vleak results in lower leakage current.
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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V
pF
kV
kV
µA
°C
°C
CeraDiodes
Standard series
Electrical specifications and ordering codes
Maximum ratings (Top,max = 85 °C) and characteristics (TA = 25 °C)
Type
Ordering code
VDC,max VBR,min Vclamp,max IPP
PPP
Ctyp
(1 mA) (1 A)
(8/20 µs) (8/20 µs) (1 MHz, 1 V)
V
V
V
A
W
pF
Array, 4-fold, 0508, no semiconductor diode equivalent
CDA4C20GTA B72714D0200A060 22
24
60
Array, 4-fold, 0612, no semiconductor diode equivalent
CDA5C20GTA B72724D0200A062 22
25
50
Single, 0201, no semiconductor diode equivalent
CDS1C05GTA1 B72440C0050A160 5.5
11
22
Single, 0402, SOD-723
CDS2C05GTA B72590D0050A060 5.6
6.4
24
CDS2C15GTA B72590D0150A060 15
20
46
Single, 0603, SOD-523
CDS3C05GTA B72500D0050A060 5.6
6.4
19
CDS3C09GTA B72500D0090A060 9
10
30
CDS3C15GTA B72500D0150A060 15
22
42
CDS3C20GTA B72500D0200A060 22
25
50
Single, 1003, SOD-323
CDS4C12GTA B72570D0120A060 12
16
46
Typical characteristics
1) Ctyp measured at V = 1 V, f = 1 kHz.
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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10
600
33
30
2200
56
-
-
15
10
10
320
670
1801)
47
30
30
30
30
1000
1600
2000
2200
4701)
2201)
1601)
56
20
1000
82
CeraDiodes
Standard series
Dimensional drawings
Single device
Dimensions in mm
Case (inch) 0201
size (mm) 0603
Min.
l
0.57
w
0.27
h
0.27
k
0.1
Max.
0.63
0.33
0.33
0.2
0402
1005
Min.
0.85
0.4
0.4
0.1
0603
1608
Max. Min.
1.15 1.45
0.6 0.7
0.6 0.7
0.3 0.1
1003
2508
Max. Min.
1.75 2.34
0.9 0.7
0.9 0.7
0.4 0.13
Array device
Dimensions in mm
Case
size
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
(inch)
(mm)
0508
1220
Min.
Max.
0612
1632
Min.
l
1.8
Max.
2.2
3.0
w
3.4
1.05
1.45
1.45
1.75
h
-
0.9
-
0.9
d
0.2
0.4
0.25
0.55
e
0.4
0.6
0.61
0.91
k
-
0.35
-
0.35
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Max.
2.74
0.9
0.9
0.75
CeraDiodes
Standard series
Recommended solder pads
Single device
Dimensions in mm
Case size
(inch) 0201
(mm) 0603
0402
1005
0603
1608
1003
2508
A
0.3
0.6
1.0
0.8
B
0.25
0.6
1.0
0.8
C
0.3
0.5
1.0
1.45
Array device
Dimensions in mm
Case size
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
(inch)
(mm)
0508
1220
0612
1632
A
0.35
0.5
B
0.9
0.7
C
0.4
1.2
E
0.5
0.76
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
Pin configurations
Single device
Pin
P1
Description
GND
P2
I/O line
Pin
P1
Description
GND
P2
GND
P3
GND
P4
GND
P5
I/O line 1
P6
I/O line 2
P7
I/O line 3
P8
I/O line 4
Array device
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
Termination
Single device
Array device
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
Delivery mode
EIA case size Taping
0201
0402
0402
0508
0603
0603
0603
0603
0612
1003
Cardboard
Cardboard
Cardboard
Cardboard
Cardboard
Cardboard
Cardboard
Cardboard
Blister
Cardboard
Reel size
mm
180
180
180
180
180
180
180
180
180
180
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
Packing unit
pcs.
15000
10000
10000
4000
4000
4000
4000
4000
3000
4000
Type
Ordering code
CDS1C05GTA1
CDS2C05GTA
CDS2C15GTA
CDA4C20GTA
CDS3C05GTA
CDS3C09GTA
CDS3C15GTA
CDS3C20GTA
CDA5C20GTA
CDS4C12GTA
B72440C0050A160
B72590D0050A060
B72590D0150A060
B72714D0200A060
B72500D0050A060
B72500D0090A060
B72500D0150A060
B72500D0200A060
B72724D0200A062
B72570D0120A060
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
1
Taping and packing for chip and array CeraDiodes
1.1
Cardboard tape (taping to IEC 60286-3)
Dimensions in mm
Case size (inch)
(mm)
0201
0603
0402
1005
0603
1608
1003
2508
0508
1220
Tolerance
Compartment width
A0
0.38 ±0.05 0.6
0.95
1.0
1.6
±0.2
Compartment length
B0
0.68 ±0.05 1.15
1.8
2.85
2.4
±0.2
Sprocket hole diameter
D0
1.5 ±0.1
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
+0.1/ 0
Sprocket hole pitch
P0
4.0 ±0.11)
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
±0.11)
Distance center hole to center
compartment
P2
2.0 ±0.05
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
±0.05
Pitch of component compartments
P1
2.0 ±0.05
2.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
±0.1
Tape width
W
8.0 ±0.3
8.0
8.0
8.0
8.0
±0.3
Distance edge to center of hole
E
1.75 ±0.1
1.75
1.75
1.75
1.75
±0.1
Distance center hole to center
compartment
F
3.5 ±0.05
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
±0.05
Distance compartment to edge
G
1.35 min.
0.75
0.75
0.75
0.75
min.
Thickness tape
T
0.35 ±0.02 0.6
0.9
1.0
0.95
max.
Overall thickness
T2
0.4 min.
1.1
1.1
1.12
max.
1)
0.7
≤ ±0.2 mm over 10 sprocket holes
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
1.2
Blister tape (taping to IEC 60286-3)
Dimensions in mm
0506
1216
Case size (inch)
(mm)
0612
1632
1012
2532
Tolerance
Compartment width
A0
1.5
1.9
2.8
±0.2
Compartment length
B0
1.8
3.5
3.5
±0.2
Compartment height
K0
0.8
1.8
1.8
max.
Sprocket hole diameter
D0
1.5
1.5
1.5
+0.1/ 0
Compartment hole diameter
D1
1.0
1.0
1.0
min.
Sprocket hole pitch
P0
4.0
4.0
4.0
±0.11)
Distance center hole to center
compartment
P2
2.0
2.0
2.0
±0.05
Pitch of component compartments
P1
4.0
4.0
4.0
±0.1
Tape width
W
8.0
8.0
8.0
±0.3
Distance edge to center of hole
E
1.75
1.75
1.75
±0.1
Distance center hole to center
compartment
F
3.5
3.5
3.5
±0.05
Distance compartment to edge
G
0.75
0.75
0.75
min.
Thickness tape
T
0.3
0.3
0.3
max.
Overall thickness
T2
1.3
2.5
2.5
max.
1)
≤ ±0.2 mm over 10 sprocket holes
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
1.3
Reel packing
Dimensions in mm
Dimensions
Tolerance
Dimensions
Tolerance
Reel diameter
A
180
+0/ –3
330
±2
Reel width (inside)
W1
8.4
+1.5/ –0
8.4
+1.5/ –0
Reel width (outside)
W2
14.4
max.
14.4
max.
Package: 8-mm tape
Reel material: Plastic
1.4
Packing units
Case size
∅ 180-mm reel ∅ 330-mm reel Tape
(inch) / (mm) pieces
pieces
0201 / 0603
15000
-
cardboard
0402 / 1005
10000
50000
cardboard
0603 / 1608
4000
16000
cardboard
1003 / 2508
4000
16000
cardboard
0506 / 1216
3000
12000
blister
0508 / 1220
4000
16000
cardboard
0612 / 1632
3000
12000
blister
1012 / 2532
2000
8000
blister
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
Soldering directions
1
Reflow soldering temperature profile
Recommended temperature characteristic for reflow soldering following
JEDEC J-STD-020D
Profile feature
Preheat and soak
- Temperature min
- Temperature max
- Time
Average ramp-up rate
Liquidous temperature
Time at liquidous
Peak package body temperature
Time (tP)3) within 5 °C of specified
classification temperature (Tc)
Average ramp-down rate
Time 25 °C to peak temperature
Tsmin
Tsmax
tsmin to tsmax
Tsmax to Tp
TL
tL
Tp1)
Tp to Tsmax
Sn-Pb eutectic assembly
Pb-free assembly
100 °C
150 °C
60 ... 120 s
3 °C/ s max.
183 °C
60 ... 150 s
220 °C ... 235 °C2)
150 °C
200 °C
60 ... 180 s
3 °C/ s max.
217 °C
60 ... 150 s
245 °C ... 260 °C2)
20 s3)
30 s3)
6 °C/ s max.
maximum 6 min
6 °C/ s max.
maximum 8 min
1) Tolerance for peak profile temperature (TP) is defined as a supplier minimum and a user maximum.
2) Depending on package thickness. For details please refer to JEDEC J-STD-020D.
3) Tolerance for time at peak profile temperature (tP) is defined as a supplier minimum and a user maximum.
Note: All temperatures refer to topside of the package, measured on the package body surface.
Number of reflow cycles: 3
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
2
Soldering guidelines
The use of mild, non-activated fluxes for soldering is recommended, as well as proper cleaning of
the PCB.
The components are suitable for reflow soldering to JEDEC J-STD-020D.
3
Solder joint profiles / solder quantity
3.1
Cement quantity
The component is fixed onto the circuit board with cement prior to soldering. It must still be able
to move slightly. When the board is placed into the reflow oven, excessively rigid fixing can lead
to high forces acting on the component and thus to a break. In addition, too much cement can
lead to unsymmetrical stressing and thus to mechanical fracture of the component. The cement
must also be so soft during mounting that no mechanical stressing occurs.
3.2
Mounting the components on the board
It is best to mount the components on the board before soldering so that one termination does not
enter the oven first and the second termination is soldered subsequently. The ideal case is simultaneous wetting of both terminations.
3.3
Solder joint profiles
If the meniscus height is too low, that means the solder quantity is too low, the solder joint may
break, i.e. the component becomes detached from the joint. This problem is sometimes interpreted as leaching of the external terminations.
If the solder meniscus is too high, i.e. the solder quantity is too large, the vise effect may occur.
As the solder cools down, the solder contracts in the direction of the component. If there is too
much solder on the component, it has no leeway to evade the stress and may break, as in a vise.
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
3.3.1
Solder joint profiles for nickel barrier termination
Good and poor solder joints caused by amount of solder in infrared reflow soldering
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
4
Solderability tests
Test
Standard
Test conditions /
Sn-Pb soldering
Test conditions /
Pb-free soldering
Criteria / test results
Wettability
IEC
Immersion in
60068-2-58 60/40 SnPb solder
using non-activated
flux at 215 ±3 °C for
3 ±0.3 s
Covering of 95%
of end termination,
checked by visual
inspection
IEC
Immersion in
60068-2-58 60/40 SnPb
solder using
mildly activated flux
without preheating
at 255 ±5 °C
for 10 ±1 s
Immersion in
Sn96.5Ag3.0Cu0.5
solder using non- or
low activated flux
at 245 ±5 °C
for 3 ±0.3 s
Immersion in
Sn96.5Ag3.0Cu0.5
solder using non- or
low activated flux
without preheating
at 255 ±5 °C
for 10 ±1 s
Leaching
resistance
Tests of
resistance to
soldering heat
for SMDs
IEC
Immersion in
60068-2-58 60/40 SnPb for 10 s
at 260 °C
Immersion in
Sn96.5Ag3.0Cu0.5
for 10 s at 260 °C
Capacitance change:
15% ≤∆C ≤15%
No leaching of
contacts
Note:
Leaching of the termination
Effective area at the termination might be lost if the soldering temperature and/or immersion time
are not kept within the recommended conditions. Leaching of the outer electrode should not exceed 25% of the chip end area (full length of the edge A-B-C-D) and 25% of the length A-B,
shown below as mounted on the substrate.
As single chip
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
As mounted on substrate
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
5
Notes for proper soldering
5.1
Preheating and cooling
The average ramp-up rate must not exceed 3 °C/s.
The cooling rate must not exceed 8 °C/s.
5.2
Repair / rework
Manual soldering with a soldering iron must be avoided, hot-air methods are recommended for
making repairs.
5.3
Cleaning
All environmentally compatible agents are suitable for cleaning. Select the appropriate cleaning
solution according to the type of flux used. The temperature difference between the components
and cleaning liquid must not be greater than 100 °C. Ultrasonic cleaning should be carried out
with the utmost caution. Too high ultrasonic power can impair the adhesive strength of the metallized surfaces. Insufficient or excessive cleaning can be detrimental to CeraDiode performance.
5.4
Solder paste printing (reflow soldering)
An excessive application of solder paste results in too high a solder fillet, thus making the chip
more susceptible to mechanical and thermal stress. This will lead to the formation of cracks. Too
little solder paste reduces the adhesive strength on the outer electrodes and thus weakens the
bonding to the PCB. The solder should be applied smoothly to the end surface to a height of
min. 0.2 mm.
5.5
Selection of flux
Used flux should have less than or equal to 0.1 wt % of halogenated content, since flux residue
after soldering could lead to corrosion of the termination and/or increased leakage current on the
surface of the CeraDiode. Strong acidic flux must not be used. The amount of flux applied should
be carefully controlled, since an excess may generate flux gas, which in turn is detrimental to solderability.
5.6
Storage
Solderability is guaranteed for one year from date of delivery, provided that components are
stored in their original packages.
Storage temperature:
25 °C to +45 °C
Relative humidity:
≤75% annual average, ≤95% on 30 days a year
The solderability of the external electrodes may deteriorate if SMDs are stored where they are exposed to high humidity, dust or harmful gas (hydrogen chloride, sulfurous acid gas or hydrogen
sulfide).
Do not store SMDs where they are exposed to heat or direct sunlight. Otherwise the packing material may be deformed or SMDs may stick together, causing problems during mounting.
After opening the factory seals, such as polyvinyl-sealed packages, it is recommended to use the
SMDs as soon as possible.
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
5.7
Placement of components on circuit board
It is of advantage to place the components on the board before soldering so that their two terminals do not enter the solder oven at different times. Ideally, both terminals should be wetted simultaneously.
5.8
Soldering caution
Sudden heating or cooling of the component results in thermal destruction by cracks.
An excessively long soldering time or high soldering temperature results in leaching of the outer electrodes, causing poor adhesion due to loss of contact between electrodes and termination.
Avoid manual soldering with a soldering iron.
Wave soldering must not be applied for CeraDiodes designated for reflow soldering only.
Keep to the recommended down-cooling rate.
5.9
Standards
CECC 00802
IEC 60068-2-58
IEC 60068-2-20
JEDEC J-STD-020D
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
Symbols and terms
CeraDiode
Semiconductor diode
Cmax
Ctyp
Maximum capacitance
Typical capacitance
IBR
Ileak
IPP
IR, IT
IRM
IP, IPP
PPP
PPP
Top
Tstg
VBR
VBR,min
Vclamp
Vclamp,max
VDC
(Reverse) current @ breakdown voltage
(Reverse) leakage current
Current @ clamping voltage, peak pulse
current
Peak pulse power
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
VBR
Vcl, VC
VRM, VRWM, VWM, VDC
VDC,max
VESD,air
VESD,contact
Vleak
VRM, VRWM, VWM, VDC
- *)
- *)
IF
IRM, IRM,[email protected]
- *)
VF
(Reverse) breakdown voltage
Minimum breakdown voltage
Clamping voltage
Maximum clamping voltage
(Reverse) stand-off voltage, working
voltage, operating voltage
Maximum DC operating voltage
Air discharge ESD capability
Contact discharge ESD capability
(Reverse) voltage @ leakage current
Current @ forward voltage
(Reverse) current @ maximum reverse
stand-off voltage, working voltage,
operating voltage
Forward voltage
*) Not applicable due to bidirectional characteristics of CeraDiodes
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
Cautions and warnings
General
Some parts of this publication contain statements about the suitability of our CeraDiodes for certain areas of application, including recommendations about incorporation/design-in of these products into customer applications. The statements are based on our knowledge of typical requirements often made of our CeraDiodes in the particular areas. We nevertheless expressly point out
that such statements cannot be regarded as binding statements about the suitability of our
CeraDiodes for a particular customer application. As a rule, EPCOS is either unfamiliar with individual customer applications or less familiar with them than the customers themselves. For these
reasons, it is always incumbent on the customer to check and decide whether the CeraDiodes
with the properties described in the product specification are suitable for use in a particular customer application.
Do not use EPCOS CeraDiodes for purposes not identified in our specifications, application
notes and data books.
Ensure the suitability of a CeraDiode in particular by testing it for reliability during design-in. Always evaluate a CeraDiode under worst-case conditions.
Pay special attention to the reliability of CeraDiodes intended for use in safety-critical applications (e.g. medical equipment, automotive, spacecraft, nuclear power plant).
Design notes
Always connect a CeraDiode in parallel with the electronic circuit to be protected.
Consider maximum rated power dissipation if a CeraDiode has insufficient time to cool down
between a number of pulses occurring within a specified isolated time period. Ensure that electrical characteristics do not degrade.
Consider derating at higher operating temperatures. Choose the highest voltage class compatible with derating at higher temperatures.
Surge currents beyond specified values will puncture a CeraDiode. In extreme cases a
CeraDiode will burst.
If steep surge current edges are to be expected, make sure your design is as low-inductance
as possible.
In some cases the malfunctioning of passive electronic components or failure before the end of
their service life cannot be completely ruled out in the current state of the art, even if they are
operated as specified. Do not use CeraDiodes in applications requiring a very high level of operational safety and especially when the malfunction or failure of a passive electronic component could endanger human life or health (e.g. in accident prevention, life-saving systems, or
automotive battery line applications such as clamp 30), ensure by suitable design of the application or other measures (e.g. installation of protective circuitry or redundancy) that no injury or
damage is sustained by third parties in the event of such a malfunction or failure.
Specified values only apply to CeraDiodes that have not been subject to prior electrical, mechanical or thermal damage. The use of CeraDiodes in line-to-ground applications is therefore
not advisable, and it is only allowed together with safety countermeasures like thermal fuses.
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
Storage
Only store CeraDiodes in their original packaging. Do not open the package before storage.
Storage conditions in original packaging: temperature -25 to +45°C, relative humidity ≤75% annual average, maximum 95%, dew precipitation is inadmissible.
Do not store CeraDiodes where they are exposed to heat or direct sunlight. Otherwise the
packaging material may be deformed or CeraDiodes may stick together, causing problems during mounting.
Avoid contamination of the CeraDiode surface during storage, handling and processing.
Avoid storing CeraDiodes in harmful environments where they are exposed to corrosive gases
for example (SOx, Cl).
Use CeraDiodes as soon as possible after opening factory seals such as polyvinyl-sealed packages.
Solder CeraDiodes after shipment from EPCOS within the time specified: 12 months.
Handling
Do not drop CeraDiodes and allow them to be chipped.
Do not touch CeraDiodes with your bare hands - gloves are recommended.
Avoid contamination of the CeraDiode surface during handling.
Washing processes may damage the product due to the possible static or cyclic mechanical
loads (e.g. ultrasonic cleaning). They may cause cracks to develop on the product and its parts,
which might lead to reduced reliability or lifetime.
Mounting
When CeraDiodes are encapsulated with sealing material or overmolded with plastic material,
be aware that potting, sealing or adhesive compounds can produce chemical reactions in the
CeraDiode ceramic that will degrade its electrical characteristics and reduce its lifetime.
Make sure an electrode is not scratched before, during or after the mounting process.
Make sure contacts and housings used for assembly with CeraDiodes are clean before mounting.
The surface temperature of an operating CeraDiode can be higher. Ensure that adjacent components are placed at a sufficient distance from a CeraDiode to allow proper cooling.
Avoid contamination of the CeraDiode surface during processing.
Only CeraDiodes with an Ni barrier termination are approved for lead-free soldering.
Soldering
Complete removal of flux is recommended to avoid surface contamination that can result in an
instable and/or high leakage current.
Use resin-type or non-activated flux.
Bear in mind that insufficient preheating may cause ceramic cracks.
Rapid cooling by dipping in solvent is not recommended, otherwise a component may crack.
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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CeraDiodes
Standard series
Operation
Use CeraDiodes only within the specified operating temperature range.
Use CeraDiodes only within specified voltage and current ranges.
Environmental conditions must not harm a CeraDiode. Only use them in normal atmospheric
conditions. Reducing the atmosphere (e.g. hydrogen or nitrogen atmosphere) is prohibited.
Prevent a CeraDiode from contacting liquids and solvents. Make sure that no water enters a
CeraDiode (e.g. through plug terminals).
Avoid dewing and condensation.
EPCOS CeraDiodes are designed for encased applications. Under all circumstances avoid exposure to:
direct sunlight
rain or condensation
steam, saline spray
corrosive gases
atmosphere with reduced oxygen content
EPCOS CeraDiodes are not suitable for switching applications or voltage stabilization where
static power dissipation is required.
This listing does not claim to be complete, it merely reflects the experience of EPCOS AG.
Display of ordering codes for EPCOS products
The ordering code for one and the same EPCOS product can be represented differently in data
sheets, data books, other publications, on the EPCOS website, or in order-related documents
such as shipping notes, order confirmations and product labels. The varying representations of
the ordering codes are due to different processes employed and do not affect the
specifications of the respective products. Detailed information can be found on the Internet
under www.epcos.com/orderingcodes
Please read Cautions and warnings and
Important notes at the end of this document.
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Important notes
The following applies to all products named in this publication:
1. Some parts of this publication contain statements about the suitability of our products for
certain areas of application. These statements are based on our knowledge of typical requirements that are often placed on our products in the areas of application concerned. We
nevertheless expressly point out that such statements cannot be regarded as binding
statements about the suitability of our products for a particular customer application.
As a rule, EPCOS is either unfamiliar with individual customer applications or less familiar
with them than the customers themselves. For these reasons, it is always ultimately incumbent on the customer to check and decide whether an EPCOS product with the properties described in the product specification is suitable for use in a particular customer application.
2. We also point out that in individual cases, a malfunction of electronic components or
failure before the end of their usual service life cannot be completely ruled out in the
current state of the art, even if they are operated as specified. In customer applications
requiring a very high level of operational safety and especially in customer applications in
which the malfunction or failure of an electronic component could endanger human life or
health (e.g. in accident prevention or lifesaving systems), it must therefore be ensured by
means of suitable design of the customer application or other action taken by the customer
(e.g. installation of protective circuitry or redundancy) that no injury or damage is sustained by
third parties in the event of malfunction or failure of an electronic component.
3. The warnings, cautions and product-specific notes must be observed.
4. In order to satisfy certain technical requirements, some of the products described in this
publication may contain substances subject to restrictions in certain jurisdictions (e.g.
because they are classed as hazardous). Useful information on this will be found in our Material Data Sheets on the Internet (www.epcos.com/material). Should you have any more detailed questions, please contact our sales offices.
5. We constantly strive to improve our products. Consequently, the products described in this
publication may change from time to time. The same is true of the corresponding product
specifications. Please check therefore to what extent product descriptions and specifications
contained in this publication are still applicable before or when you place an order. We also
reserve the right to discontinue production and delivery of products. Consequently, we
cannot guarantee that all products named in this publication will always be available. The
aforementioned does not apply in the case of individual agreements deviating from the foregoing for customer-specific products.
6. Unless otherwise agreed in individual contracts, all orders are subject to the current version of the "General Terms of Delivery for Products and Services in the Electrical Industry" published by the German Electrical and Electronics Industry Association
(ZVEI).
7. The trade names EPCOS, Alu-X, CeraDiode, CeraLink, CeraPlas, CSMP, CSSP, CTVS,
DeltaCap, DigiSiMic, DSSP, FilterCap, FormFit, MiniBlue, MiniCell, MKD, MKK, MLSC,
MotorCap, PCC, PhaseCap, PhaseCube, PhaseMod, PhiCap, PQSine, SIFERRIT, SIFI,
SIKOREL, SilverCap, SIMDAD, SiMic, SIMID, SineFormer, SIOV, SIP5D, SIP5K, TFAP,
ThermoFuse, WindCap are trademarks registered or pending in Europe and in other countries. Further information will be found on the Internet at www.epcos.com/trademarks.
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