Bourns is pleased to announce the release of the Model 2018 Series Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) Surge Arrestor with FLAT® technology. Bourns sets a new industry standard by offering a 3-electrode GDT in an innovative flat-package design. Bourns’ FLAT® technology delivers a low profile GDT solution for high density and height-restricted PCB applications.
The Model 2018 is an ITU K.12 Class III device rated at 20 kA on an 8/20 μs waveform. The series is offered with DC breakdown voltages ranging from 90 to 500 V and features an innovative horizontal flat mounting design that reduces the height of the Bourns® GDT from a typical 8 mm to a low profile of 3.5 mm.
The Model 2018 Series is designed as a surface mount device and offers a large flat surface making it suitable for high-speed pick and place using a vacuum head pickup.
* RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.