Bourns Introduces TVS Diode Products Featuring High Peak Power and Current Ratings to Protect Sensitive Electronics

RIVERSIDE, Calif., October 22, 2019 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced its Model 15KPA-SD-Q transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diode series. Bourns designed its latest TVS diodes for use in DC bus clamping applications, and to protect sensitive electronics applications against overvoltage transients. In addition, these new protection devices are AEC-Q101- compliant making them ideal protection solutions for applications that require high reliability such as in power supplies and equipment used in harsh environments.

The Model 15KPA-SD-Q Series offers superior performance from its high peak pulse power (10/1000μs) rating of 15kW and high peak pulse current (8/20 μs) rating of 1kA. These new protection components also feature lower clamping voltage under surge, performance stability and increased reliability compared to competing metal oxide varistor (MOV) technology.

The Bourns® Model 15KPA-SD-Q Series comes in a surface-mount DO-218AB package well-suited for automated pick and place assembly and reflow processes. Manufacturing production costs can be reduced and PCB assembly is simplified using surface-mount components compared to similar products with traditional through-hole packages.

Available now, Bourns® Model 15KPA-SD-Q Series is RoHS* compliant and halogen free**. For additional product information, please see:

*RoHS Directive 2015/863, Mar 31, 2015 and Annex.

**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
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
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