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Thermal cutoff resistor blown

Looks like an easy replacement, but what are the specs of this little device? Hard to read but it looks like 0445; 250v; 10a;sf188E;fuse

is this an easy thing to source?

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  • Rob Green
    Rob Green Oct 11, 2007

    it also says 192° C

  • thef00l2 Jan 22, 2008

    how would i get the plastic plug out to release the cord to repair it? ---

  • Billy1978 Nov 25, 2008

    I have a rice cooker, i found out that its resistor malfunctinoned so i put another wire for it to have a direct connection, it can cook the rice provided that you should be watching iit while you are cooking or else it would be overcooked. Is there any bad effect if I would continuously use it?



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You can get the part from DigiKey in the US - Phone 1-800-344-4539.  Cost 98 cents each. Details and specification shown below.  This part has a UL safety rating for 10A.


Digi-Key Part Number 317-1139-ND Price Break
1,000 Unit Price
0.30625 Extended Price
306.25 Manufacturer Part Number SDJ1 DF192S Description THERMAL CUTOUT 192C 10A AXIAL Quantity Available 4,960 All prices are in US dollars.

Quantity Item Number Customer Reference 317-1139-ND SDJ1 DF192S

When requested quantity exceeds displayed pricing table quantities, a lesser unit price may appear on your order.
You may submit a request for quotation on quantities which are greater than those displayed in the pricing table.

Technical/Catalog Information 317-1139-ND Standard Package 100 Category Over Voltage, Current, Temperature Devices Family Thermal Cutoffs, Cutouts (TCO) Vendor Cantherm Features EN60691 Approved Standard
Temperature 192°C
Voltage 250V
Series SDJ1
Package / Case Through Hole
Lead Free Status Lead free RoHS Status RoHS compliant Other Names 317-1139

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Dear Sir or Madam,
My name is Ada Feng and I am a person of charge in international market from Qingdao Japan Powerful Electronics Co.,Ltd. We are a professional manufacturer of RY thermal fuses for home appliances such as Hair irons,,Electric stove,Toaster,Electric oven and so on. Compared with NEC made in Japan and MICROTEMP made in America,thermal fuses manufactured by Qingdao Japan Powerful Co.,Ltd are of special performance with more temperature specifications. The opening temperature(TF) of our thermal fuses is from 70 to 360 Celsius. Particularly,the thermal fuses for high temperature between tf 240 and tf 360 Celsius are unique in the world. We can design any temperature between tf 70 to 360 Celsius in compliance with your requirements. At present,our products have been recognized by the international certification of Japan PSE and China CCC certification and company has passed the certification of ISO9001 quality system.Japan Powerful company welcome to communicate with the international agents,distributors,wholesaler and users on sales,economy and technology cooperation,etc.
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Posted on Aug 26, 2008

  • Ada Feng
    Ada Feng Jan 03, 2009

    yes,there is something wrong with thermal fuse in your appliance.the specs of the thermal fuse you need are tf 192Celsius,10a,250V.



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