The SMDA series of transient voltage suppressors are designed to protect components which are connected to data and transmission lines from voltage surges caused by electrostatic discharge (ESD), electrical fast transients (EFT), and lightning.
- ESD protection to
- 300 watts peak pulse power (tp = 8/20 µs)
- Transient protection for data lines to
- IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) ± 15 kV (air), ± 8 kV (contact)
- IEC 61000-4-4 (EFT) 40 A (5/50 ns)
- IEC 61000-4-5 (Lightning) 12 A (8/20 µs)
- Protects up to 6 unidirectional lines
- Low operating voltage
- Low clamping voltage
- Solid-state silicon-avalanche technology
- Lead-free, RoHS and WEEE compliant
- 5 V data and I/O lines
- Communication lines
- Microprocessor-based equipment
- LAN/WAN equipment
- Notebook & desktop PC
- 500 pcs. Tape & Reel
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