Palatine, Ill. Available in surface-mount packaging, Lumex says it's new family of gas tube arrestors are among the smallest available in the industry. The new GT-SMD1812 series, which measures 4.50 x 3.20 mm (0.177 in. x 0.126 in.), provides the same high-performance surge and spike protection as conventional gas tube arrestors, but in a small surface-mount package.
The new SMT gas tube arrestors are suitable for a wide range of circuit protection applications including central office or PBX telephone circuits, voice and data lines, solid-state circuitry, or anywhere protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD) or switching surges is needed.
The GT-SMD1812 series is available with DC breakdown voltage ratings of 150, 200, 300, 350, and 400 Vdc (with a slew rate of 100 V/second). Each are offered with either 1,000 or 2,000-amp impulse current ratings.
These hermetically sealed units are UL Listed under file # E245199. They have an insulation resistance of 104 Megohm (minimum), and an inter-electrode capacitance of 1.0 pF (maximum), for minimal disturbance of high frequency or high-impedance data lines.
Supplied in quantities of 500 pieces on standard 12-mm wide tape, the company said the unique flat-top packaging of these devices makes them much easier to pick-and-place than conventional round-top units. Click here for more information.
Pricing varies depending on model selected and quantity desired. For the standard 150 V/1,000 A unit, pricing is approximately 70 cents each in quantities of 10,000. Samples are available from stock with production quantities available in six to eight weeks.
Lumex, 1-800-278-5666, www.lumex.com