Bourns Announces High Wattage, Surface Mount TVS Diodes for ESD/EFT/Surge Protection

RIVERSIDE, Calif., September 26, 2016 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced a new high wattage, surface mount TVS diode series designed for ESD, EFT and surge protection. Bourns' Model 5.0SMDJ TVS diode series answers communications, industrial control and automation, and power supply market needs for increasingly higher power density circuit protection components in more compact packages. The new series supports power wattage up to 5000 watts that helps ensure DC power port and communication lines are well protected against overvoltage transients. They also offer superior line voltage clamping as compared to the performance of competing metal oxide varistor (MOV) technologies.

These unidirectional/bidirectional protection devices feature breakdown voltage from 12 to 170 volts. In addition, Bourns' Model 5.0SMDJ TVS diode series assists compliance with IEC 61000-4-2 ESD (Min. Level 4), IEC 61000-4-4 EFT, and IEC 61000-4-5 Surge industry standards.

Available now, Bourns' Model 5.0SMDJ series is RoHS compliant* and halogen free**. As a pricing reference, Model 5.0SMDJxxA/5.0SMDJxxCA is priced at $0.99 each in 6,000 piece quantities. For more detailed product information, please see the datasheet:

*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.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

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Bourns® products have not been designed for and are not intended for use in "lifesaving," "life-critical" or "life-sustaining" applications nor any other applications where failure or malfunction of the Bourns® product may result in personal injury or death. See Legal Disclaimer Notice

Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
(949) 947-7232
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
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