November 9, 2010

Surge arresters: Miniature overvoltage protection for data line applications (TDK-EPC Corporation)

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TDK-EPC, a group company of the TDK Corporation, presents the new EPCOS TG30 SMD surge arrester – a miniature 3-electrode overvoltage protection device that measures in at just 2.8 mm x 7.2 mm. In addition to its fast response time of 0.2 µs, it offers a high rated surge current of up to 2 kA and stable performance over its lifetime. Thanks to its very low capacitance of <1.5 pF and a high insulation resistance of >1 GΩ the TG30 is suitable for protecting electronic equipment – in particular with data lines – from transient voltage spikes.

As an SMD component the TG30 can be handled by automated pick and place machines and is thus ideal for design into high volume telecommunications applications with limited space such as modems, splitters, linecards or on all kinds of PCBs. The TG30 is RoHS-compatible.

TDK-EPC is the market leader for surge arresters and switching spark gaps. Presently, there are no comparable competitive products available.

Glossary

  • ESD: electrostatic discharge that can damage or destroy sensitive electronics.

Main applications

  • Protection of electronic equipment – in particular with data lines – from transient voltage spikes, mainly lightning strikes. Applicable for high volume telecommunications applications such as modems, splitters, linecards or on all kinds of PCBs.

Main features and benefits

  • Extremely small size of 2.8 mm x 7.2 mm
  • Very fast response time of 0.2 µs
  • Stable performance over lifetime
  • Very low capacitance of <1.5 pF
  • Can be handled by automated pick and place machines
  • RoHS-compatible

Key data

Dimensions2.8 mm x 7.2 mm
Response time0.2 µs
Rated surge currentup to 2 kA, 8/20 µs
Rated capacitance

<1.5 pF

Insulation resistance >1 GΩ

About TDK-EPC Corporation


TDK-EPC Corporation (TDK-EPC), a TDK group company, is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. TDK-EPC has emerged from the combination of the electronic components business of TDK and the EPCOS Group and markets its products under the product brands, TDK and EPCOS.

The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites and inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors. With this product spectrum TDK-EPC offers a broad range of products and solutions of outstanding value from a single source and focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The company has design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America.

Further information on the products can be found under www.epcos.com/surge-arresters

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EPCOS AG

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