Pulse Electronics (San Diego, CA) [NYSE: PULS] has announced the publication of a new test report demonstrating the reliability and longevity of its Sidewinder AC current sensing technology. The report demonstrates that Sidewinder-based products achieve at least 99.7% reliability after 20 years of 24/7 service and have an estimated mean time to failure (MTTF) of 6,090 years with 90% confidence. The report also outlines the scope of the testing, reference standards, set-up, procedure, and results of the tests. Features of the Sidewinder AC current sensing technology include:

  • A dynamic range from 0.1 to 1000 Amps.
  • A phase error < 0.05°.
  • A bandwidth of 100KHz.
  • Immune to external AC magnetic fields & DC current & magnetic field.
  • A low temperature coefficient.

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