Bourns is pleased to announce the release of a 15V bidirectional high current Power TVS Diode, extending the existing range of the PTVS3 series. This model was designed for use in high power DC bus clamping applications.
The Bourns® Model PTVS3 series offers bidirectional port protection meeting IEC 61000-4-5 8/20 μs current surge requirements and is RoHS compliant* and halogen free**. When compared to typical competing MOV technology, the use of silicon technology in the Power TVS products provides a lower clamping voltage under surge, greater performance stability and increased reliability. These devices exhibit an excellent surge response versus temperature; the maximum surge current at 150°C exceeds 70% of their rated value at 25°C.
*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.
**Bourns considers a product to be “halogen free” if (a) the Bromine (Br) content is 900 ppm or less; (b) the Chlorine (Cl) content is 900 ppm or less; and (c) the total Bromine (Br) and Chlorine (Cl) content is 1500 ppm or less.