A RailClamp® is a low capacitance TVS array designed to protect high speed data interfaces. This series has been specifically designed to protect sensitive components which are connected to data and transmission lines from overvoltage caused by ESD (electrostatic discharge), CDE (Cable Discharge Events), and Lightning.
- 400 Watts peak pulse power (tp = 8/20 µs)
- Transient protection for high speed 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) 24 A (8/20 µs)
- Protects two line pairs (four lines)
- Comprehensive pinout for easy board layout
- Low capacitance
- Low leakage current
- Low operating and clamping voltages
- Solid-state EPD TVS process technology
- Lead-free, RoHS and WEEE compliant
- USB 2.0
- 10/100/1000 Ethernet
- Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
- T1/E1 Secondary Protection
- T3/E3 Secondary Protection
- Analog Video
- 3000 pcs. Tape & Reel
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