Circuit & System Protection


Gas discharge tube surge arrestor

18 March 2015 Circuit & System Protection

In its new Model 2015, Bourns offers a two­electrode gas discharge tube (GDT) in an innovative flat-package design. Built on the company’s ‘FLAT’ technology developed as a low-profile solution for high-density and height-restricted PCB applications, the new component is an ITU K.12 Class II device rated at 5 kA on an 8/20 μs waveform.

The series is offered with DC breakdown voltages ranging from 90 to 600 V and is available in horizontal and vertical surface mount versions, as well as a leadless design for cartridge or clamp fit applications.

The GDT features an innovative horizontal SMD design that accomplishes a 66% height saving compared to a standard 5 mm Bourns GDT. When compared to an 8 mm Bourns GDT, the Model 2015 provides a 75% saving in volume. When vertically mounted, the new series is capable of supporting approximately twice the number of GDTs in the same board space as compared to similar board space using surface mount 8 mm GDTs.

For more information contact Electrocomp, +27 (0)11 458 9000, andrew@electrocomp.co.za, www.electrocomp.co.za



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