Bourns Announces Release of Additional Murata Trimmer Products

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 24, 2017 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the availability of the Model PVG3A and PVG3G series of Murata® trimmer products. The added trimmer products are available in both J-Hook and Gull-Wing pin styles. Sized at 3 mm and RoHS compliant*, the trimmer series features extended operating temperature operation (-55 °C to 125 °C), has a power rating of 0.25 watts at 70 °C and the rotational life is specified at 50 cycles. Ideal for harsh environments, the Models PVG3A and PVG3G are sealed and are designed to have high heat resistance performance for high temperature peak reflow soldering which helps protect the product during manufacturing processing. These features make the trimmer products well suited for small sensors, printers/copiers, optical transceiver modules and compact power supplies.

Bourns kept the original Murata part numbers to ease the conversion to Bourns-manufactured replacement products, and continues to manufacture and honor its standard warranty terms on replacement products based on Murata specifications.

Bourns invented the world’s first trimming potentiometer, trademarked Trimpot®, which is still the industry standard used to perform accurate circuit adjustments in a wide range of electronic equipment. Bourns continually makes physical configuration and ease-of-manufacturing advancements giving customers additional design flexibility in selecting the optimal trimmer for a particular application.

Pricing and Availability

The PVG3A and PVG3G series models are available now from Bourns. As a pricing reference, the PVGA501C01R00, 3 mm, single-turn, J hook, cermet Trimmer is priced at $0.92 for 1000 pieces. Additional Murata® trimmer products, Models PV12, PVF2, PV32, PV36, PV37 and PVG5 are also available from Bourns.

To access the data sheets for the Bourns-manufactured replacement parts, please go to:

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

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*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

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