S Series Electric Fusehead and Igniter

The S Series Electro-Explosive devices consist of two tinned brass arms embedded in a polymer clip. The bridgewire is welded and crimped at the tip of the arms and then coated with a primary reactive composition and an energetic charge. The interface hardware is welded to the fusehead terminals per customer specifications.

The robust base structure provides excellent resistance to environmental constrains. Various types of shrouds and plugs are available to best fit the application and integration in any systems.

Electrical Characteristics Range

The characteristics listed below represent the range of specifications of all the standard product types in the Series.

Bridgewire resistance ≤ 0.1 to 180Ω
All fire current (1) 0.01 to 25A
No fire current (2) 0.03 to 4A
Recommended current (3) ≥ 0.9 to 30A
Reaction time 2 to 5ms under 0.3 to 10A
Test current ≤10mA

(1) Minimum current which will activate the fusehead. Higher than 99.9% initiation with a 95% confidence level.
(2) Highest current which will not activate the fusehead. Less than 1% initiation with a 95% confidence level.
(3) Recommended current for in-series firing.

Environmental Characteristics

Operating range -31 to 185°F
Temperature resistance Stable @ 205ºF for 24 hours
Self Ignition ≥ 320°F
Energy output 105 to 190psi
Shelf life 5 years in good storage conditions


Electrostatic discharge
25 kV from a 500 picofarad capacitor with a 5 KΩ resistor in series without firing (Pin to Pin). Pass electromagnetic radiation test.
Hazard classification

Proper Shipping Name Igniter, Electric
Hazard Classification UN 0454, Explosive Class 1.4S
Classification Canada Hazard Category PE4, Type of Explosive I / Catégorie de risque EP4, Type d’explosif I


Several variations of firing characteristics, output charge, interface, cable or leadwire and overall configuration are available to best suit the specificity of the application. For more specific information or for other possible alterations, please request a detailed Data Sheet – Click here

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