Ametherm Announces Dual Agency Certifications
for Power Thermistors
SL22 Line Provides RareCombination of Meeting Both CSA and UL Standards, While Providing Inrush
Current Protection for 65 to 100 Joules of Energy
May 14, 2010 01:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time
CARSON CITY, Nev.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Engineers needing CSA and UL approved power
thermistors that allow between 800 and 1500 watts in the 2 to 20 amp range can find them at Ametherm, a U.S.
based manufacturer of inrush current limiters. The dual agency approval makes Ametherm one of few manufacturers
of these types of products.
“Globally, regulators look for Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification to ensure product safety,” said Mehdi
Samii, Ametherm’s vice president of engineering and sales. “To sell an electrical device or component in Canada, it
must be certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or a recognized equivalent. Having both agency
approvals gives engineers and manufacturers greater confidence in a product’s ability to quickly and consistently
meet their design and development standards.”
Samii says Ametherm has seen a significant increase in demand for its SL22s in both national and international
markets. Since agency approvals involve extensive testing and processing, there are only a few inrush current limiting
manufacturers that offer them. At the same time, safety standards are becoming more universal, making agency
recognition more important when manufacturing electronic components and devices.
Ametherm was founded in 1994 and is ISO9000:2001 certified. The company's devices are the highest rated
product of this type in the industry and are distributed worldwide. For more information or to request a sample, visit
www.ametherm.com or call 800-808-2434 (toll free in the United States) or 775-884-2434 from outside the US
Ametherm, headquartered in Carson City, Nevada, was founded in 1994 and specializes in inrush current limiting
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