The new RC chokes are available with horizontal and vertical mounting options, with standard current ranges from 0.25 to 0.7A and voltages up to 250VAC.
The RC choke is a series of ‘Reduced Complexity’ chokes, being a range of small form factor common mode choke designs, manufactured without potting. This is intended to reduce the weight and improve the quality, as there are less steps in the production process. It is also designed to fulfil the latest customer requirements in terms of recyclability and environmental friendliness.
The design approach taken for the RC choke is the first step into a new era of small form factor chokes at Schaffner. The RC choke is designed to perform at high ambient temperatures, up to 125°C, without losing any mechanical or safety relevant specification (de-rating calculations are provided for operational ambient temperature higher than rated values.)
The range of 14 different combinations of current, inductance and mounting position makes the series suitable for power supplies and applications including LED lighting, HVAC or medical devices.
Schaffner’s RC chokes comply with RoHS and REACH requirementsm and are certified to IEC/EN 60938-2 (VDE 0565-2-1). With their open-frame construction, RC chokes can be reviewed by all safety organisations and certified as part of the end product. If required, material lists are available upon request.