Manufacturer Part NumberNSSM038A
NSSM038A datasheet

Specifications of NSSM038A

Size Lxwxh (mm)4.7x1.5x1.2Lumi-nous Inten-sity Typ(cd)240
Forward Voltage Vf(v) Typ3.20Forward Voltage Vf(v) Max3.50
Directivity (degree)110If (ma)20
Mounting StyleThrough Hole  
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(4) Design Consideration
● PCB warpage after mounting the products onto a PCB can cause the package to break.
The LED should be placed in a way to minimize the stress on the LEDs due to PCB bow and twist.
● The position and orientation of the LEDs affect how much mechanical stress is exerted on the LEDs placed near the score lines.
The LED should be placed in a way to minimize the stress on the LEDs due to board flexing.
● Board separation must be performed using special jigs, not using hands.
(5) Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
● The products are sensitive to static electricity or surge voltage. ESD can damage a die and its reliability.
When handling the products, the following measures against electrostatic discharge are strongly recommended:
Eliminating the charge
Grounded wriststrap, ESD footwear, clothes, and floors
Grounded workstation equipment and tools
ESD table/shelf mat made of conductive materials
● Proper grounding is required for all devices, equipment, and machinery used in product assembly.
Surge protection should be considered when designing of commercial products.
● If tools or equipment contain insulating materials such as glass or plastic,
the following measures against electrostatic discharge are strongly recommended:
Dissipating static charge with conductive materials
Preventing charge generation with moisture
Neutralizing the charge with ionizers
● The customer is advised to check if the LEDs are damaged by ESD
when performing the characteristics inspection of the LEDs in the application.
Damage can be detected with a forward voltage measurement or a light-up test at low current (≤1mA).
● LEDs with ESD-damaged dice (i.e. other than red) may have an increased leakage current, current flow at a low voltage,
or no longer illuminate at a low current.
Failure Criteria: V
<2.0V at I
(6) Thermal Management
● Proper thermal management is an important when designing products with LEDs. LED die temperature is affected
by PCB thermal resistance and LED spacing on the board. Please design products in a way that the LED die temperature
does not exceed the maximum Junction Temperature (T
● Drive current should be determined for the surrounding ambient temperature (T
(7) Cleaning
● If required, isopropyl alcohol (IPA) should be used. Other solvents may cause premature failure to the LEDs
due to the damage to the resin portion. The effects of such solvents should be verified prior to use.
In addition, the use of CFCs such as Freon is heavily regulated.
● Ultrasonic cleaning is not recommended since it may have adverse effects on the LEDs
depending on the ultrasonic power and how LED is assembled.
If ultrasonic cleaning must be used, the customer is advised to make sure the LEDs will not be damaged prior to cleaning.
(8) Eye Safety
● In 2006, the International Electrical Commission (IEC) published IEC 62471:2006 Photobiological safety of lamps
and lamp systems, which added LEDs in its scope.
On the other hand, the IEC 60825-1:2007 laser safety standard removed LEDs from its scope.
However, please be advised that some countries and regions have adopted standards
based on the IEC laser safety standard IEC 60825-1:20112001, which still includes LEDs in its scope.
Most of Nichia's LEDs can be classified as belonging into either the Exempt Group or Risk Group 1.
High-power LEDs, that emit light containing blue wavelengths, may be classified as Risk Group 2.
Please proceed with caution when viewing directly any LEDs driven at high current, or viewing LEDs
with optical instruments which may greatly increase the damages to your eyes.
● Viewing a flashing light may cause eye discomfort. When incorporating the LED into your product,
please be careful to avoid adverse effects on the human body caused by light stimulation.
) to dissipate the heat from the product.