Sensata Technologies has developed the TH10 temperature cut–out to respond to the need of increasing the power in heating and personal care appliances. As a result of this, Sensata has further established its leading position in the worldwide thermal protection market.
The operating principle of the TH10 is simple and effective. A current flows through the resistive Klixon bimetal disc. When a fault condition occurs, the increased ambient temperature causes the bimetal disc to snap open the contacts. As the device cools down to a safe temperature again, the contacts will automatically reset.