New GDT Devices Offer Robust Protection for Telecom, Commercial and Industrial Applications
RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 13, 2009 — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced a new series of three-electrode surface mount Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) surge protection devices ideal for broadband applications due to their ultra-low capacitance and low insertion and return loss performance. Designated the Bourns® 2054 Series, the robust devices are available in voltages from 230 to 470V and also feature RoHS* compliant versions. The Bourns® 2054 Series feature a compact size (5 x 7.2 mm) and offer superior protection characteristics suitable for a broad range of applications including telecommunications, commercial and industrial applications.
Bourns® GTDs help prevent damage from transient disturbances by creating a short-to-ground circuit during conduction. When an electrical surge exceeds the defined breakdown voltage level of the GDT, the device becomes ionized and rapid conduction takes place. When the surge passes and the system voltage returns to normal levels, the GDT returns to its high-impedance “off” state.
“GDTs are realizing growing market demand for use in broadband communication applications and Bourns is matching that need with its newest GDT 2054 Series for robust circuit protection in a cost-effective, compact package” said Craig Shipley, GDT products general manager for Bourns, Inc. “Bourns’ new GDT devices provide excellent board-level protection of broadband applications and are also UL Recognized.”
Pricing and Availability
As a pricing reference, Bourns’ 2054 Series is priced from $0.30-$0.40 in 2,700-piece quantities and is available now. For a complete list of model numbers and characteristics, go to http://www.bourns.com/data/global/pdfs/2054.pdf
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at www.bourns.com.
*RoHs Directive 2002/95/EC Jan 27 2003 including Annex.
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