Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, today announced the new line of Littelfuse POWR -SPEED™ fuses has been selected as a finalist in Plant Engineering magazine's 2016 Product of the Year program. This is the second consecutive year a Littelfuse product has been named a finalist in the program. POWR -SPEED™ fuses have been selected by Plant Engineering as one of the best new products in the Electrical Safety industry. Voting opens to subscribers starting November 10 until through December 30 at www.plantengineering.com/events-and-awards/product-of-the-year.html. "This new line of high speed fuses is uniquely designed to deliver optimal performance and efficiency," said Craig Greeson, product manager, Littelfuse. "The efficient design results in less energy wasted during operation, and that is extremely important to customers." About Littelfuse POWR- SPEED™ Fuses The POWR- SPEED™ fuse design dramatically reduces peak let-through current and let-through energy (I 2t) to maximize protection of semiconductor devices. It accomplishes this with a number of design features, including 'Arc-Barrier' technology, a specially-designed polymer material for limiting and quenching arcs. It also features low watt loss values, which save energy wasted in the form of heat during nominal operation. POWR- SPEED™ fuses are drop-in replacements for competitor fuses. Optimized for both performance and energy efficiency, they are easy for OEM engineers to specify. Technical data and application support are also readily available from Littelfuse. Design engineers looking for a customized fuse design are encouraged to contact the Littelfuse Application Support Team.