Model 2018 series GDT surge arrestor

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.

Bourns Model 2018 Series Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) Surge Arrestor with FLAT® technology - Avnet Abacus

Features/Applications

Features Applications
  • Large flat top surface and lighter weight, ideal for high-speed pick and place
  • Robust surge current ratings
  • Stable performance over life
  • Low leakage and insertion loss
  • Constant capacitance regardless of voltage
  • Low arc voltage
  • Wide range of voltages
  • >50 % height reduction compared to a standard 8 mm Bourns® SMD GDT
  • Devices do not impact signal or system operation
  • Voltage limiting suitable for sensitive equipment
  • Long term reliability and performance
  • RoHS compliant*
  • Telecom equipment
  • Industrial communications
  • Surge Protective Devices
  • High density PCB assemblies

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

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