All Bourns® Telephone Protectors are designed to provide highly safe and reliable protection against lightning surges, power-cross conditions and ground-potential rises.
The 4-type overvoltage and overcurrent (sneak-current) 5-pins utilize Gas Discharge Tube (GDT), Multi-Stage Protector (MSP®) and TBU® High-Speed Protector (HSP) technologies to provide primary protection for electronic equipment of twisted-pair circuits.
Bourns offers our MSP® technology which contains both solid state and GDT protection components with our "switch-grade fail-short". This technology provides the fast turn-on advantages of solid state with the robustness of the GDT and the reliability and safety of our rugged failsafe. MSP® devices have 10 times the surge life of standard GDT protectors.
The TBU® HSP is utilized for advanced overcurrent protection.
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