Bourns’ New 58 and 76 Volt Power TVS Devices Meet Stringent Surge Requirements in High Power DC Bus Clamping Applications

Download Hi-res JPG of Bourns® PTVS-XXXC-SH Power Transient Voltage Suppressors (PTVS)

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 7, 2015 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the availability of two new high voltage Power Transient Voltage Suppressor (PTVS) devices, further expanding the line offered with SMD packaging to a total of 20 products. Featuring bidirectional port protection of 58 and 76 volts, the new PTVS devices meet stringent IEC 61000-4-5 8/20 μs current surge requirements in high-power DC clamping applications that include AC/DC power supplies exposed in outdoor environments and wireless base stations. Bourns designed its PTVS line with silicon-based technology that provides numerous advantages over typical competing MOV technology including lower clamping voltage under surge, greater performance stability and increased reliability.

Designs benefit from the new devices’ SMD package, which delivers a reduction in peak clamping voltage compared to an equivalent through-hole device because of its lower lead inductance. The result is decreased electrical stress on the protected circuitry. SMD packaging can also reduce costs by eliminating the extra manufacturing step in designs where the PTVS diode is the only through-hole component on the printed circuit board. In addition, these new PTVS products offer an excellent surge response versus temperature; the typical maximum surge current at 150 °C exceeds 70 percent of their rated value at 25 °C.

Bourns® Model Repetitive Standoff Voltage – VWM Peak Current Rating per 8/20 μs – IPPM
PTVS6-058C-SH 58 V 6kA
PTVS6-076C-SH 76 V 6kA

“Giving our customers a broader range of repetitive standoff voltage options enables them to select the right PTVS device specifically matched to their protection design needs without interfering with normal power line operations. Bourns’ PTVS solutions help address power supply uptime and maintenance cost concerns in applications that must operate outdoors or in harsh environmental conditions,” said Ben Huang, product line manager at Bourns, Inc.

Pricing and Availability
Bourns’® latest PTVS products are RoHS compliant* and available now. As a pricing reference, the Bourns® Model PTVS6-058C-SH is priced at $ 21.56 each and Model PTVS6-076C-SH is priced at $23.51 each both in 20-piece quantities. For more information, please see the Bourns® Power TVS products page.

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, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

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