Gas discharge tubes are space savers

24th July 2020
Mick Elliott

Bourns FLAT Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) series are now available from distributor TTI.

Bourns FLAT GDT technology effectively reduces the size of a GDT’s while maintaining its isolation and current handling capabilities.

When compared to a surface mount 8mm Bourns GDT, the horizontal mount Bourns FLAT Model 2017 GDT requires 75% less volume, while maintaining the performance of the standard device. FLAT GDTs are available in two (2011, 2017, 2019 Series) and three (2018 Series) electrode configurations and can be mounted standing up or laying flat.

The Bourns FLAT package helps meet the more sensitive overvoltage protection requirements of high density and space-restricted applications such as telecommunications and industrial communications equipment, surge protective devices and PCB assemblies. 

With a 1.6 mm maximum height, this low-profile design has minimal impact to the bottom side of the printed circuit board and minimises space constraints.

The FLAT series is available from 90-500V with surge currents up to 25,000A 8x20µs.

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