Patent Number: 6,307,462

Title: Low profile mount for metal oxide varistor package with short circuitprotection and method

Abstract: A low profile mount for a disc varistor. A thermally sensitive switch isprovided both for single and multiple electrode embodiments. The switchmay be placed in a shorting circuit and include a spring biased conductorprevented from closure by a heat sensitive element which softens inresponsive to excessive heat. The varistor may be fused to preventexcessive current from a short circuited but not open circuited varistor.Methods are also provided.

Inventors: McLoughlin; Neil (Blackrock, IE)

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Expiration Date: 10/23/2013